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Ms. Melissa Fiaschetti

Hi.  My name is Melissa Fiaschetti and I am thrilled to be teaching 5th grade at Independence.  In 2017, I moved to South Carolina from upstate New York.  I have four delightful children, Matthew is almost 23,  Dylan is 19,  Emma is 14 and in the 9th grade and Jake is 10 and will be starting 5th grade this fall. 

This is my 13th year teaching and second full year teaching 5th grade at Independence.  In NY, I taught middle school math and science.  I absolutely love creating a classroom that is fun yet challenging and I always focus on the positive, unique skills and talents each child has to share.    

A little about me: 

I LOVE….  

  • Traveling and going to the beach! 
  • All things Walt Disney 
  • Peanut M & M’s 
  • Starbucks 
  • Reading outside in a cozy chair in the sunshine 


I can’t wait to meet my new class and learn all about YOU!