Meet Valentine Hills principal Melisa Rivera
Get to know Valentine Hills’ new principal, Melisa Rivera. Melisa (pronounced may-lee-sa) is an experienced elementary school principal and instructional equity leader with more than 20 years of experience serving St. Paul Public Schools as a principal, assistant principal and curriculum coordinator. A native of Puerto Rico, she holds undergraduate degrees from University of Puerto Rico and Metropolitan State University, and she earned master’s degrees in elementary education from Tennessee State University and University of St. Thomas. She lives in Shoreview with her son, who attended Mounds View Public Schools and is now a student at the University of Minnesota.