Melissa M. King

Special Educator, Learning Specialist, Owner

Melissa M. King
Kingfisher Learning

Information and collaboration are essential ingredients, and I am dedicated to providing both for our clients.

Experience

In addition to being a fourth-generation Vermonter, I am a Learning Specialist and VT licensed Special Educator who has taught and evaluated children and adults in the Northeast for nearly 30 years. Since 1991 I have taught and evaluated children from ages 4 to 64. During this time, I have also developed and supervised programs for students of all ages (preschool – college and beyond), and I have taught English Composition at the Community College of Vermont. Having been in private practice since 2001, I remain dedicated to de-mystifying learning differences and working to remove barriers to success.

Education

My multi-disciplinary graduate work at the University of Arizona encompassed Learning, Language, and Reading Disabilities, and I have additional expertise in the areas of Gifted and Talented, Executive Functioning, and Twice-Exceptional learners.

Family & Community

As a life-long learner, I love reading, listening and learning from others. I am a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with specific additional training in trauma informed yoga. In 2015, I helped found the Vermont Chapter of the Prison Yoga Project with Jim Dunn. Mindfulness is simply a way of paying attention, so I work to incorporate this concept into my practice and daily life. My interests include criminal justice reform, alternatives to traditional schooling, writing, humor, yoga and meditation, hiking, cooking, and cherishing my friends and family.