Melissa Clements is the new Director of Education for the Smithtown Historical Society. She comes to the Smithtown Historical Society with a background in Secondary Education as a former high school Social Studies teacher. She also has worked as the Education Coordinator for the Planting Fields Foundation in Oyster Bay, as well as coordinating the CERT program for Nassau County where she helped run a disaster preparedness training program. She currently runs a giving garden in Hicksville where all produce grown is donated to those less fortunate in the local communities, and volunteers with Boots on the Ground, Habitat for Humanity and does mission work through her church.
Melissa is married with 1 college age daughter and 2 cats. She enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking and kayaking, and is looking forward all the experiences Smithtown has to offer.
Marianne Howard, Executive Director for the Society is enthusiastic about the newest member of her staff. “I hope everyone in Smithtown will welcome Melissa to the community. Her combined experiences in her employment and her volunteerism are a wonderful match for the current programs we offer and the new ones we are looking to create to better serve the community.”
Welcome aboard Melissa!