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Ms. Melissa Sheedy

Academic Journey Comes Full Circle

Parkwood holds the key to a successful future for children who desire to learn, grow in self awareness, and thrive in an encouraging environment.  My very earliest memories of a happy school setting are found here. These experiences opened a world of endless possibilities as I participated in the programs offered. Afterward, I attended Northwoods Park Middle School and Jacksonville High School.  The love and support given by my teachers  enabled me to attend Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. I received a degree in Developmental Psychology and Elementary Education in 1989.  From there, I married and taught in Georgia, New York, and Texas before returning to Jacksonville in 2001 with my two children. I have been teaching for 28 years. My daughter, Ansley, is a teacher. She has moved to Hawaii in April of 2022.   My son, Kristiaan,  graduated from Georgia Tech. He is a financial analyst in Atlanta, Georgia.I have a cute puppy, Charlotte Rose, who is a Lab and Jack Russell mix.  The opportunity to teach and give back to the community that gave so much to me is truly an honor. The many smiles, curious learners, and wonderful families I have encountered are a priceless treasure.


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