Melissa M. King, M.Ed.

Special Educator, Learning Specialist, Owner

Melissa M. King, M.Ed.
Kingfisher Learning

"I'm not here to be right. I'm here to get it right." Brene Brown

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

Bachelor's degree in English literature and psychology from the University of Vermont, 1986
Master's of Education in Language, Learning and Reading Disabilities from the University of Arizona, 1991
500 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with an emphasis on trauma informed yoga

Licensed Special Educator in Vermont

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.