Phone: 510.787.1088 ext. 1240


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, English Major, University of California at Berkeley Teaching Credential, Bay Area Writing Project, University of California at Berkeley Additional training and workshops: Bay Area Writing Project, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Instruction, Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certification, Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) coordinator and visiting team member training, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) training.

Ms. Melissa Healy (she/her/hers)


Born in Dallas, Texas, grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma until moving to California in the summer of 1965. I was raised in Clayton, California, when it was primarily walnut groves and cattle or horse ranches. Graduated from Clayton Valley High School from the newly-opened Concord Pavilion. Married with one daughter and one granddaughter. My favorite activities are reading; walking the dog; gardening; hanging out with friends (both online and face-to-face); visiting Disneyland; and attending plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.


Work Experience

*Mathematics teacher (Pre-Algebra through Pre-Calculus, Student Publications Adviser - Field Moore Academy, San Mateo, CA (2 years - school closed)

*English teacher (3 & 4), Student Newspaper & Yearbook Adviser, Senior Experience Exchange Coordinator - College Park High School, Pleasant Hill, CA (20 years)

*English teacher (1, 2 & 3) - Acalanes High School, Lafayette, CA (2 years)

*English teacher (1A, 2, 4, AP Literature & Composition, Journalism, and Publications II) - John Swett High School, Crockett, CA (Fall 2007 to present)

*WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Accreditation Coordinator - John Swett High School, Crockett, CA (Fall 2010 to present)

*WASC Accrediation visiting team member (2010 - 2020), visiting team chairperson (2019 to present)

*Department Chair, English and World Languages - John Swett High School, Crockett, CA (Fall 2012 to present)