• Lynch

    Name
     
    Email: mlynch@northallegheny.org
    Building Phone: (412) 369-5530
     
    Grade: 9/10
    Room Number: 208
    Subject: Health and Physical Education
     
    Classes:
    Health Education
    Advanced Physical Education
     
    District Activities:
    Wellness Initiatives
     
    Biography:

    Melanie Lynch graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She then earned her Master's degree, also at Penn State, in Counselor Education with an emphasis on eating disorders and chemical dependency. Melanie spent her first 21 years of teaching as a Health Education Specialist at State College Area High School. Melanie is excited to join the team at North Allegheny Intermediate High School  and teach for a district where wellness is passionately pursued as a priority for students, teachers and staff.

    Melanie served the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD) for five years in the roll as Vice-President of Health Education.  She is currently serving as Past- President for PSAHPERD. She frequently presents throughout the state and nationally on body image and eating disorders. Her signature presentation is her high-energy lesson plan sharing session entitled “Let’s Have Fun in Health Class Today.” It is Melanie’s passion to create and find skills-based lesson plans that will engage students in the classroom in order to enhance their health literacy, while also having a darn good time in class.

    Melanie has co-authored the health textbook, Comprehensive Health, being used in her health classes. Goodheart-Willlcox published the book in late 2014.

    In 2016, SHAPE America named Melanie their National Health Teacher of the Year.

    Melanie plays competitive roller derby and loves being a role model for students,  staff and community members and inspiring them to make the healthiest choices that they can for themselves.