Mrs. Melissa Pomponio

Phone: 970-348-3444


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melissa Pomponio

Classes Taught: 8th Grade Language Arts; Advanced Language Arts


Hello, Panthers!


My name is Mrs. Pomponio (pom-PON-ee-o). I'm so excited to be back with the Heath Middle School family this year! This is my fifth year at Heath, and I'm looking forward to another awesome year! Not only am I a certified bookworm, but I'm pretty good with commas and nouns and prepositional phrases too. My favorite book is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, but right now, I'm excited about Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give. Before becoming a teacher, I spent 23 years as a journalist, most recently with the Denver Post, where I won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News as part of the team that covered the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. I also am a busy mom to a college student and a 9th grader and wife to a sports journalist at the Boulder Daily Camera. 


Let's work together to make this year awesome! Contact me if you need help or have questions. 


I'm looking forward to a successful year getting our 8th graders ready for HIGH SCHOOL!