•  It's not how smart you are, but HOW you are smart!  
    Welcome to Special Education; my name is Melissa Mello and I am thrilled to be in my 15th year of teaching.  Although I have lived and worked in California, Illinois and Alaska, I am a proud Coeurd'Alene native and a Sorensen alum.  My classroom here at Sorensen is actually my old fourth grade classroom!  Working with the students, parents and staff at Sorensen is an amazing job.  Our Special Education team includes three amazing paraprofessionals: Tirtza Dibble, Rachell Johnson and Evie Schwenk.  Our goal is to help every student we work with feel successful in their classrooms.  Because I am teaching kids most of the day, email is the best way to reach me.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions!