Phone: (201) 313-2476


Degrees and Certifications:

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Masters of Arts in Teaching Preschool - Grade 3 CE Teacher of Students with Disabilities Kindergarten - Grade 5 CEAS Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Mrs. Melissa Colón

Hello! My name is Mrs. Melissa Colón and I began teaching at Shaler Academy in January 2020. Prior to Ridgefield, I taught in a private school that served individuals on the autism spectrum from ages 3-21 using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. During my time there, I held the following roles- 1:1 instructor, special education teacher, and classroom consultant. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William Paterson University. I continued my studies there and completed my post-baccalaureate elementary and special education studies to obtain certification and received my Masters of Arts in Teaching. I further continued my studies in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology and am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

 “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada