Phone: 856-582-5353 ext. 5817


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Biological Sciences BA in Elementary Education (K-8)

Mrs. Melissa Polimeni

For the 2018-2019 school year, I will be using Unified Classroom.  All assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, etc. can be found there.
Welcome to our science class. I am looking forward to a great school year. Throughout the year, we will get to know each other, but I wanted to start off with a little introduction of myself. I graduated Rowan University in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education and Biology. I started working that fall in Haddon Heights, NJ teaching 7th grade life science. It was a part-time position and at the end of the school year I wanted a full time job. I left Haddon Heights and came to work in Washington Township. I started in 2001 at Chestnut Ridge teaching 7th grade science, social studies, and English. The next year I came to Orchard Valley and have been teaching 7th grade science here since then, and I love it!
I am married with five wonderful children. My husband, Patrick, is the high school librarian in Pitman, which is where we live.  My oldest daughter, Madeline, is in 12th grade. Ryan is in 8th grade.  Nate is in 7th grade.  I have a 4 year old Dean at home along with Fin who is 2. These kids keep me super busy outside of school. I love spending time with my family and friends. There is not much time for anything else, but if I happen to get some I do like to read, run, listen to music, and spend time on the beach. 
Here's to a wonderful school year!