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 2020-21 will be my 20th year of teaching and my 9th year teaching Transitional Kindergarten, the best grade! I have been at Stoneman Elementary for 13 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. In 2019 I completed my Transitional Kindergarten certification at Univeristy of LaVerne.

Below are some more fun facts about Mrs. Ortuno:

I love HappyPlanners & digital scrapbooking.

I don’t like shopping.

I repeated second grade and skipped eighth.

I have lived here in Pittsburg for 19 years.

I have a wonderful husband who I met at college, a daughter, who is at Pittsburg High, and twin boys, who are in 6th grade this year.


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 AGT

My Favorite Songs:

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