NAHS Teacher Honored by Stanford University

NAHS Teacher Honored by Stanford University


Melissa Michalak was recently honored by Stanford University for her dedication as an educator and mentor. As part of Stanford University’s annual Teacher Tribute Initiative,

Mrs. Michalak was nominated by a former student, Jessica Spicer, who wrote:

                        Mrs. Michalak’s commitment to teaching goes well beyond

                        the classroom. Over the years she has pioneered a course

                        structure that allows students of any academic background

                        to study the material with confidence and ease. In her

                        classes, students take academics past classroom work

                        and into a field of exploration that makes learning enjoyable

                        and accessible to everyone. Mrs. Michalak’s students feel

                        empowered to pursue help and knowledge, and are never

                        without a mentor to guide them.


NAHS is honored to have Mrs. Michalak as part of a dynamic Science department. In her role at NAHS, Mrs. Michalak consistently meets the intellectual, academic, and social needs of her Chemistry and Physics students while holding them to the academic rigor expected of all NISD students.