RHS welcomes new staff members


Dinaz Kazi

Response to interventionist, Melissa Kment.

Dinaz Kazi, Copy Editor

Starting a new teaching journey, Melissa Kment is very excited to be communicating with the students. She is part of the RTI team here, which stands for Response to Intervention, helping students improve when they’re struggling in academics, and accommodating with them. Kment had started college at Macomb and obtained her Associate’s degree. She then transferred to Wayne State University for an undergraduate in teaching. After teaching in General Education, Kment went on to receive a Master’s degree at Marygrove College. She then finally went for a Special Education certification through Saginaw Valley State University.

“I moved to Eastpointe, and Roseville was a neighboring community. It was very familiar because I have lived in Roseville as a college student, and so I felt very comfortable and part of the community,” Kment said.

She stated that there is a lot of change she’s sensing on how this school was before and how it is now. Kment believes that change is for good and a good thing for everybody.

“My expertise is in Special Education. When this position opened, I wanted to experience it because I’ve always loved learning, so I volunteered to come,” Kment said.

Before Kment became a teacher, she taught herself how to be a sales agent and spent six and a half years selling insurance as a salesperson with a license for it, she came to know that sales is not for her. Kment has been teaching for 12 years now, and plans to be at RHS for 13 more years. Some of her hobbies include, sewing, doing embroidery designs on a computer, and putting it on her sewing projects. She is married and has no children, however, she has a German Shepherd.

“I am one of six siblings and there are a lot of different nationalities in my family so I am an aunt to many kids,” Kment said.