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 Signor Melendez



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Signor Melendez


Ciao a tutti! My name is Signor Melendez and I'm the new Italian teacher at Jackson Memorial High School. I'm very excited to join the Jackson Memorial community and I can't wait to learn more. I fell in love with the Italian language when I first visited the country when I was 14, which led me to major in the language. I then studied Language Education during my graduate career at Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

In my two years I have become the Assistant Coach for the Girls Volleyball Team and a Volunteer Coach for the Boys Volleyball Team. I am the advisor for the Italian Honor Soceity, which we introduced last year. This year I will be co-advising the World Language Club and starting a club centered on diversity/inclusion (name TBD)!

I look forward to a successful THIRD year sharing my love of this language and culture at JMHS!


    M.Ed. Language Education, Rutgers Graduate School of Education

    B.A. Italian, Rutgers University


  • Semester 1 Schedule

    Period 1: Italian II (Rm 608)

    Period 2: Italian I Honors (Rm 608)

    Period 3: Italian I (Rm 608)

    Period 4: Prep


    Semester 2 Schedule

    Period 1: Italian II Honors (Rm 608)

    Period 2: Italian IV Honors (Rm 608)

    Period 3: Italian III Honors (Rm 608)

    Period 4: Prep


    Contact me anytime via email or find me in room 608. Visitors welcome!

    E-mail: dmelendez@jacksonsd.org

    Room: 608