Melissa Ainsworth

With VCS Since


Campus Location

High School Campus


High School Student Center Specialist


Phone:  480.705.8888 x218

Church Affiliation

Central Christian Church


Melissa grew up in the Valley but she isn’t a native Arizonian. She graduated from Shadow Mountain High and then went to Northern Arizona University. She graduated from NAU with honors with her Bachelor’s and Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in reading through twelfth grade. She met her husband, Trent, who is a Valley Alumni, from NAU. After college, she taught 10 years in lower-income schools. God then blessed her with 2 lovely daughters whom both now attend Valley. After children, she worked at Chandler Christian Academy and Bethany Christian School as the librarian and reading teacher.

Her favorite things to do these days are spending time with her family hanging out, going to church, watching American Ninja Warrior, shopping (she has girls and they love to shop), going to the movies, and getting a tea at Starbucks. When she can, she loves to travel and go to amusement parks with her family as well.

God has richly blessed her with family, friends, and the joy of the Lord.



Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Education, 1993

Northern Arizona University, Masters in Education, 1997