Melissa Frey has been an educator since 1993. She started her career as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher, working with sixth and seventh grade students in both Long Island and Brooklyn, New York for eight years. Frey has a New York State Permanent Certification in Elementary Education Grades N-9, English 7-12 and Reading K-12.
Frey earned a Master of Arts degree from Hofstra University, a Batchelor of Science degree in Elementary Education N-6 with a concentration in English N-9. In 2016, she added a Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults.
Frey has been actively involved with Destination Imagination (DI) since 2010 as both a Team Manager and Challenge Appraiser, attending all levels of competition. The Freys are truly a DI family with her 16-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son both active team members with the Croton-Harmon DI Program and her husband Stewart also serving as Team Manager. “As an educator, I immediately recognized the incredible educational value that Destination Imagination offers its participants,” said Ms. Frey. “These are the life skills our students need to succeed. I am so proud to be a part of the DI experience.”
Prior to joining the DI organization, Frey worked for more than 10 years as a Jewish educator and most recently as the Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, New York.
In her role as Territory Manager, Frey is working to expand Destination Imagination’s brand awareness and is the DIHQ representative in the Northeast United States.