School No. 4 Welcomes New Teachers

School No. 4 Welcomes New Teachers

Melissa Merrill & Mai Koyo

My name is Melissa Merrill and I will be the new Art teacher at School No. 4! I am so excited and grateful to be a part of the Fort Lee Community, working with the students, parents and staff to create a positive learning experience. I graduated from William Paterson University in 2007 with a BA in Fine Arts and have ten years of experience teaching Art from Kindergarten to 12th grade. I am married and have a very energetic toddler and dog. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with our students as we explore the elements and principles of art this school year!

My name is Mai Koyo, and I am very excited to be teaching ESL at School No. 4! This is my first year in the Fort Lee School DIstrict, but I have taught ESL for over ten years. To briefly introduce myself, I grew up here in Bergen County and graduated with my B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. I then received my M.A. from Teachers College in teaching English as a Second Language. I’m the third generation of teachers in my family and a child of immigrant parents, so I knew from early on that I wanted to become a teacher and help those who don't know the language just yet. I am also passionate about making all content accessible and engaging for all learners. When I’m not at school, I enjoy reading, baking and taking care of my new Corgi puppy. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. Let’s have a great year!