Welcome to Science

Hello, my name is Melissa Smith. I currently teach 7th Grade Life Science, 8th Grade Earth Science, 9th Grade Physical Science, 10th Grade Biology and Chemistry.  I graduated from SDSU in 2000 with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry.  I then took a job as a research scientists at Fort Dodge Animal Heath in Fort Dodge, IA.  I worked here until marrying my husband and moving to Minnesota.  After moving to Minnesota, I took a job at Fairmont Foods as a Food Safety Manager.  I worked here for 9 years.  At this time, I enrolled full-time at Minnesota State University to get my teaching licensure.  I received my licensure in 5-8 Science, 9-12 Life Sciences, and 9-12 Chemistry.  Later I added 9-12 Earth and Space Science to my license.  After working as a teacher for a few years, I took the science teaching position at GHEC.  This is my first year in the district.



Contact: melissa.smith@ghec.k12.mn.us