Melena Dailey

MS/HS Mathematics Teacher

Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies,
Point Loma Nazarene University
Masters Degree in Education and Mathematics Instruction, Ashford University

Melena was raised in a non-Christian home in Pasadena, California. Her parents decided to send her to a Christian elementary school because they thought it would be “safer.” It was in the 2nd grade that Melena accepted the Lord as a result of hearing the salvation message during a school chapel. Melena’s parents allowed her to choose where she attended junior and senior high school, so she followed her friends to the local Christian schools to get more exposure to the Christian faith. She started attending church during her senior year in high school, which was where she was introduced to Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. As she desired a college experience where she could grow both academically and spiritually, Melena both attended and then graduated from PLNU. Melena completed her teaching credential the summer after graduation.

Melena is grateful for her Christian education. She believes that if it weren’t for her numerous teachers who helped shape and transform her over the years, she may not be who she is today. Her Christian education inspired her to become a teacher and has given her the desire to be what her teachers were for her when she was in school.

In May 2009, Melena was awarded San Diego Teacher of the Year, as well as the Southern California Runner-up Teacher of the Year by the California Air Force Association (CAFA). The award was presented to her by Mike Peters, Far West Region President and Brigadier General Eric W. Crabtree, Commander 4th Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19