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 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education N-6, with a concentration in English N-9, from the State University of New York at Oswego. In 2016, she added a Certificate in Experiential 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 Frey’s are truly a DI family. Both her son and daughter compete on Secondary Level teams with the Croton-Harmon DI program in New York. Her husband, Stewart, regularly serves as Team Manager.
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 Regional Eastern Territory Manager, Ms. Frey combines her knowledge of DI with her background and experience in education to further brand recognition and help bring DI’s educational experience to children in the Eastern and Southern Regions of the United States.