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About Me


Hi Everyone,

My name is Melissa Ortuno and this is my 11th year of teaching and my first year teaching kindergarten. I spent 7 years teaching Technology at Highlands here in Pittsburg and 3 years teaching first grade at Stoneman. I am excited to bring my techKnowledge and first grade experience to kindergarten.

I have always wanted to be a teacher and love to create new and exciting activities for my students. I started my teaching career after graduating from California State University, Fresno with a bachelors degree in Deaf Education and Clear Multiple Subjects teaching credincial. I hope to continue my education and receive a Masters degree.

Below are some more fun facts about Mrs. Ortuno:

I love to scrapbook.

I don’t like shopping.

I repeated second grade and skipped eighth.

I have lived here in Pittsburg for 10 years.

I have a wonderful husband who I met at college, a little girl, Elisa who started second grade this year and twin boys, Elijah and Daniel who were born June 2008.


Mrs. Ortuno’s Favorites

My Favorite Restaurants:

Spagettii Factory, Olive Garden and Mehran Restaurant

My Favorite Animals:

Hedgehogs, lop eared rabbits, turtles and frogs

My Favorite School Things:

Book bins, colorful wipeboard markers, scissors

My Favorite Color:

Don’t have one

My Favorite TV Shows:

Martha Speaks, Between the Lions, and Sid the Science Kid 

My Favorite Songs:

Hero, Enrique Iglesias; Beethoven’s Wig, Richard Perlmutter