Melanie Lynch graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. She then earned her Master's degree, also at Penn State, in Counselor Education with an emphasis on eating disorders and chemical dependency. Melanie is in her 20th year as a Health Education Specialist at State College Area High School.
Melanie is currently serving PSAHPERD in the role of President. Melanie has co-authored the health textbook, Comprehensive Health, being used in her health classes. Goodheart-Willlcox published the book in late 2014. Melanie has a website that houses her award-winning lesson plans @http://www.funhealthclass.com.
In 2004, PSAHPERD named Melanie Pennsylvania's Health Educator of the Year. In 2012, SHAPE America named Melanie the Health Education Teacher of the Year for the Eastern District. Also in 2012, PSAHPERD awarded Melanie with its prestigious Professional Honor Award. In 2015, she has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 SHAPE America Eastern District Outstanding Professional Award in Health. In 2016, SHAPE America honored Melanie with the National Health Teacher of the Year award in Minneapolis.
"Melanie Lynch was great. She was very helpful and quick to respond to questions."
"Melanie was a great instructor and was quick to respond to questions we had about the course. "