Melissa Machado of Perales Elementary School is an Edgewood alumnus and now works as a literacy coach in the district that she loves! A literacy coach works collaboratively with teachers, administrators, school board, and department staff to improve student achievement in literacy.

Melissa graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, and she says her goal was always to return to the Edgewood area where she grew up. “I love the sense of community and the authentic relationships I have built with my students and families in EISD. I am extremely blessed to be working in the district that I am a proud product of.”

We are so thankful that Edgewood provides this type of support for its teachers and students, and that former students return to continue to be #Edgewoodproud!!