Hi! I’m Melissa Purtee and I teach visual art at Apex High School outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. I’m passionate about student choice, supporting diversity and creating pathways for authentic self-expression. I’m originally from West Michigan, where I earned my BFA at Kendall College of Art and Design before moving to the south to accept my first teaching job.
I love to cook and garden when I’m not teaching or busy chasing my toddler around the yard. I’m excited about joining the AOE team!