Welcome, my name is Melissa Jaroszewski and this will be my first year teaching with Hickory City Schools.  I have been teaching visual and theater arts in Caldwell County for the past 12 years. Originally from Buffalo, New York, I moved to Colorado after I graduated from high school and then made my way to Wilmington, North Carolina. My husband and I finally settled in the Mountains of North Carolina. Prior to teaching, I managed Wildwoods Art and Furniture Gallery in Boone. In addition to teaching, I am a practicing artist, working in oils, acrylics and fibers and a mother of 3 wonderful children.  I am passionate about the arts and education and I am excited to be a part of HCAM!