Melissa Cripe

Melissa Cripe  M.Ed.


I am one of the lucky people who love what they do! In addition to having the pleasure to work with students at Columbia College, I work full time for Connecting Waters Charter School in their Guidance Department.  I am a credentialed School Counselor and also hold a Multiple Subject teaching credential. I am passionate about helping students achieve more than they think they can.  I am a proud graduate of the California Community College system and am so thankful for what it provides for students.

I am the super proud Mom of 6 wonderful people and 2 sweet grandsons. In my free time, I love to be outdoors, laying in the sun reading, walking and playing with the dogs, and... of course, baseball.  

Teachers College of San Joaquin
Multiple Subject Credential and MA. Educational Inquiry

California State University, Stanislaus
PPS Credential in School Counseling

California State University, Fresno
BS in Criminology, Corrections

Modesto Junior College