EIGHTH GRADE ELA TEACHER
Melissa Ziskin is thrilled to have joined Brilla College Prep for the 2020-2021 school year, her sixth year formally in education. Mrs. Ziskin was a New York City Teaching Fellow and graduate from St. John’s University, with a MA in Special Education (English Generalist), and Pace University where she received a BA in English and Creative Writing. A Teach for America grant recipient, published poet, and the founder of Left2Write, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging gaps in literacy, she believes in the power of words and that everything is possible. She enjoys concocting new recipes for baked goods, spending time with the people she loves, and drinking tea.
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”