Company: Point Pleasant High School
Location: Point Pleasant, West Virginia, United States
Melissa J. Bledsoe, a Teacher at Point Pleasant High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of mathematics.
Having accrued more than two and a half decades of inimitable expertise in her chosen field, Ms. Bledsoe has garnered a laudable reputation as a teacher of mathematics at the Point Pleasant Junior/ Senior High School since 1996. Particularly well versed in teaching students between the grades of five and 12, she has also distinguished herself on the leadership team since early 2021, having previously served in the same capacity from 2012 until 2016. Well regarded for her indelible contributions to the field, Ms. Bledsoe was named as the Teacher of the Year by Mason County, West Virginia in 2020 and by the West Virginia Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Additionally, she was nominated as a Life Changer in 2019.
Having long aspired to serve in the field of education, Ms. Bledsoe’s exemplary performance was born from her academic journey, which began at Marshall University, where she earned a Bachelor of Education in 1996. Continuing her educational efforts apace, she went on to graduate with a Master of Arts in mathematics in 2003. Eminently qualified, Ms. Bledsoe was certified to teach by the West Virginia Department of Education.
A devoted volunteer within her local community, Ms. Bledsoe notably serves on the committee for the Mathematics Collaborative for West Virginia. Additionally, as a consummate professional, she has been a member of several important organizations. Among them, Ms. Bledsoe maintains her affiliation with the American Federation of Teachers, which is the second-largest teacher’s labor union in the United States.
In accounting for her standout success, Ms. Bledsoe credits the fact that she hails from a family of teachers – her parents and sister were all educators in their own right, and she felt compelled to follow their example. Likewise, she enjoys a challenge and cares deeply for her students and their success. Looking toward the future, Ms. Bledsoe hopes to continue teaching until she retires.
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