Melissa Finnel


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Hi! I am so excited to be your child's third grade teacher. I received my undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I then earned my Master's degree in Elementary Education from Cardinal Stritch University. I taught in Milwaukee for 10 years before moving to Gilbert. I have been a substitute teacher at Chaparral for the last several years and am excited to see familiar faces.

My husband Mike and our two daughters have lived in Gilbert for 7 years and we love it! We enjoy hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, and exploring Arizona. We also have a quirky labradoodle, Vinny.

I am excited to have a great year in the Shark Tank!