Melissa Ortuno



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors degree in Deaf Education Clear Multiple Subjects teaching credential Gold Certified Whole Brain Teacher

Melissa Ortuno


I'm Mrs. Ortuno and this is my 18th year of teaching and my seventh year teaching Transitional Kindergarten, the best grade! I have been at Stoneman Elementary for 11 years, teaching kindergarten and first grade before moving to TK. My first 7 years I taught Technology at Highlands here in Pittsburg. I love using my techKnowledge in the TK classroom and as the EduTech mentor teacher for Stoneman. For the past several years I have also served as a volunteer staff member with Whole Brain Teaching

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 credential. I am currently taking TK Early Childhood Coursework and working towards 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 18 years.

I have a wonderful husband who I met at college, a daughter, who is a freshman at Pittsburg High, and twin boys, who are in 4th grade.


Mrs. Ortuno’s Favorites

My Favorite Restaurants:

Old Spaghetti Factory, Olive Garden and Lumpi's

My Favorite Animals:

Sea otters, hedgehogs, turtles and rabbits

My Favorite School Things:

Picture books, colorful markers, blocks

My Favorite Color:

Don’t have one

My Favorite TV Shows:

Reading Rainbow, Sid the Science Kid, and Between the Lions

My Favorite Songs:

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