Melanie O’Sullivan, a former registered nurse at an inpatient child and adolescent facility in Maryland, began homeschooling her three children in 1999. After finishing their first year as homeschoolers, the family packed up their minivan and took school on the road, traveling across the USA for 3 weeks. Melanie never imagined homeschooling through high school, but God had a different plan! This plan included a week-long trip to homeschool in New England and another cross-country trip in 2010. (This trip proved to her family that she is terrified of caves!)
Melanie, or Mrs. O as she is called by students, began volunteering behind the scenes at Mt. Sophia in 2007. After her oldest son graduated from MSA in 2011, she began team-teaching history classes with Vicki Tillman and Will Hahn. While her daughter and youngest son graduated from MSA in ‘13/’15, respectively, Melanie continued to feel the Lord calling her to teach. Over the years she has taught history, geography, human development, health, and sewing. She presently teaches Writing 12, communications (public speaking), and high school skills. Melanie is excited to add debate and a craft class next year. She continues some behind the scenes work at Mt. Sophia.
Melanie and her husband, Brian, have been married for almost 30 years. They have led several mission trips to Ukraine. This summer will be her seventh trip to Ukraine. She can be found volunteering in the Pre-K/kindergarten Sunday school class at her church. Not quite empty nesters, Melanie has two Bernese Mountain dogs, Sherlock and Watson. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading, cross-stitching, reading, and sewing- when she isn’t vacuuming dog fur!