Hello Madison Families!
My name is Melissa Karmil and I am the Family Support Specialist here at Madison Elementary. You may have seen me at a couple of other buildings in Everett Public Schools - prior to becoming a Husky, I worked at Everett High School and Emerson Elementary. I have enjoyed getting to know Madison students and their families over the last several months and I am very excited for the 2019-2020 school year.
My job as Family Support Specialist is to help students overcome obstacles to school success by engaging with them and their families, providing support and connection to resources when needed. This means I support kids with needs around food via our C.H.O.W. program and clothing through Operation School Bell and Clothes 4 Kids. I am also Madison's McKinney-Vento point of contact, working to address barriers for students affected by homelessness. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance in one of these or other areas, I am always happy to help.
I'm also passionate about family engagement and I love to see parents and family members in our school volunteering. I found my calling in public education specifically because of time spent volunteering in my own kids' school, so I have experienced first hand just how powerful school engagement can be! Whether you have 30 minutes to spare or an entire day to spend, everyone benefits from family presence in our school, so come on in!
When not at Madison, I enjoy spending time at home in North Everett with my husband, two teenagers and our ever-expanding collection of pets, which includes a cat, a dog, two bunnies, three mice and two rats and one fish. I am also working to complete my bachelor's degree in Special Education. All of those things keep me pretty busy but I also enjoy camping, crafting, reading, and binge-watching tv shows when I get a chance!
I'm all over the building here at Madison so if you see me please introduce yourself! Thank you for being part of our community and sharing your children with us, they are truly awesome!