Degrees and Certifications:
SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY Master of Arts, Humanistic and Multicultural Education (Grades 7-12) Concentration in Education SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY Bachelor of Arts, English Education (Grades 7-12) Concentration in English Worcester College/Oxford University, Oxford, England Advanced Placement – Literature and Composition Manhattan College, New York, NY Advanced Placement – Literature and Composition College Board, Mahopac, NY Advanced Placement – Literature and Composition Bank Street College of Education, New York City, NY Future School Leaders Academy - Administration
Mrs. Melissa Barthelmes
Courses: English 10, English 10 Honors, 12 Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature's law is wrong it
learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,
it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete
when no one else ever cared.