Hello! My name is Melissa Sambu and I am the Associate Principal at JF Taylor Preschool. I started my career teaching Kindergarten at Meskwaki School in Tama, IA. In 2005, I came to teach preschool for Des Moines Public Schools. During my time at Des Moines public schools, I have served as a preschool teacher, instructional coach and now Associate Principal. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and my master’s in educational leadership from Iowa State University. I am married with three children that keep me very busy on the nights and weekends. I enjoy spending time with my family at the various activities my children participate in, reading and relaxing at home. I enjoy working with the students and families at JF Taylor and I am so excited for another year at Des Moines Public Schools.