Phone: 914.962.2780 ext.325
Degrees and Certifications:
BFA School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts/Film MS University of Scranton, Curriculum & Instruction NYS Permanent Certified Visual Arts Teacher, K-12
Ms. Melinda Franzese
Ms. Franzese has been the art teacher at Soundview Prep for many years and is the co-advisor for the Community Service Club, bringing students to the Yorktown Senior Center to serve lunch to Seniors during club time. She is an avid watercolor artist, loves to try new things (currently, she is learning how to play the violin), has two daughters, is married to her husband, Sal, for over 25 years, has a dog (Abby, who loves to visit campus) and a cat (Huston). During the summer, she paddleboards, kayaks, works in her garden, reads, meditates, does yoga, camps with her family and binge watches shows. Throughout the school year, students can follow her and the music department on Instagram @artsatsoundviewprep. Ms. Franzese encourages her students to try new things and to step out of their comfort zones, while offering support and guidance. Her classroom is always open and is located on the second floor of the Arts & Science building, upstairs from the cafeteria.