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Melissa Hero

Carlmont High School
Biology & AVID Teacher, Technology Coordinator
Belmont, CA
Melissa Hero is biology and AVID teacher and technology coordinator at Carlmont High School. Melissa believes that good teaching requires strong pedagogy, and if used correctly, technology can enhance a lesson and student learning. Melissa teaches using the flip class model and had a class set of Chrome Books for the students to create, collaborate, and share their learning. Melissa is a CUE Lead Learner, Google for Education Certified Innovator (#GTASWE 2013), Google for Education Certified Trainer, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, and a Smart Exemplary Educator (2008). In 2009, Melissa was a California League of High Schools Educator of the Year Nominee and has won other awards for her teaching. Melissa loves to share what she learns with other educators, and presents at many conferences and workshops throughout the year. She also has mentored new science teachers through the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute.