Melissa Kloster is originally from Ames, Iowa. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central College, her teaching License from Wayne State College, and will complete her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Denver next spring. Ms. Kloster is currently the Dean of Students at The International School at Thornton Middle. She has been a teacher and behavior specialist. Ms. Kloster has lived and studied in the Netherlands and Wales. She became a teacher to be a positive role model in children’s lives, help them achieve their dreams, and to encourage them to develop a lifelong passion for learning. She has been in education for 10 years. Ms. Kloster is the mentor teacher for Mohamed Shady Mohamed Mehanny from Minia, Egypt.