Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Teaching and Learning from Virginia Commonwealth University Bachelor's of interdisciplinary in Liberal Studies of Elementary Education
Mrs. Melissa Akana
My name is Melissa Akana. This is my 12th year of teaching! I began my teaching career here at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary in 2010. I took a short three year break to teach in Marion County and I have now returned to Lake Panasoffkee Elementary (The best place to be)! I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies and I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning. I continue to take classes to keep up with the latest and greatest in education. Can you tell I like school? I love putting fresh new approaches into practice! I live with my husband, daughter, son, and 2 dogs (Scrappy & Ana) in Ocala.