Hi! My name is Melissa Pyrch. I am a high school English teacher who loves my students and does whatever it takes to push them to be their best selves. I believe we are ALL capable of going BIG. There is just one key to success: hard work.

I received a BA from SUNY Cortland and was blessed to land my first teaching job at just 22 years old. While teaching full time, I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College and a Masters in Communication Arts from The College of New Rochelle.

I grew up in Room 207 teaching classics like The Catcher in the Rye, Of Mice and Men, The Crucible, and Julius Caesar, but what always mattered most to me was giving my students the tools to compete on a higher level and sharing my stories of growing up, letting go, and following my heart. 

It is my intention to share these stories with all of you in hopes to motivate you to get out of your own way, and let go of whatever is holding you back. We are all on the same road. If you are here, congratulations. Now, put your blinker on, get in the left lane and get ready to wave to your competition as you drive by. 

There is much to learn Beyond the Bell. Thanks for stopping by…