Melissa Teply earned a B.S. in Secondary Education Biology from Crichton College in 1999. She went on to teach AP Biology, Biology and Physical Science in the public school system for six years before leaving to start a family. Melissa and her husband Matt have been married for eighteen years and have three beautiful children. She is now a homeschool mom, Veritas teacher, involved in the local government, and her church. Over the past twenty years, she has taught Sunday School, Awanas, and coordinated the nursery area of her church. Her hobbies include photography, reading, exercise, good food, and exploring new towns.