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Mrs. Melissa Lyon

Hello and welcome to Oakdale!  I am Mrs. Lyon and I am a Reading Recovery Teacher. I taught at Finley Road for more than 31 years before coming to Oakdale in 2016. During my career, I have taught students in pre-K, grades 1-4, Reading Recovery, and have served as a Reading Coach.

My husband and I recently celebrated our 35th anniversary. We have been blessed with two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel. Rebecca is an Exceptional Students Educator with a local school district. She and her husband, TJ, have two sons, Charlie and Matthew. They also have a daughter, Emma. Our daughter Rachel is a School Counselor in another school district.  We are a family of educators!

When I am not teaching or researching literacy, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing and reading with my grandchildren, cooking with my daughters, reading, and teaching Sunday School. My family and I love to vacation in the mountains or visit historical places.