Angelo Melendez III
After serving in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Working Dog Handler, Angelo returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to earn his undergraduate degree from Arcadia University and his graduate degree from Drexel University. He began his career as a project manager at the University of Pennsylvania Health System with a cancer education and advocacy organization. He later pursued his passion to teach, which inspired his move to Virginia teaching middle school English.
Angelo quickly learned that his passion for teaching was fueled by his dedication to serving and helping children and families. He joins Moms In Motion to continue being an advocate for members of his community and to help children and families achieve the quality of life everyone deserves. Angelo now resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife, daughter and two dogs, where he enjoys tending to his flower garden, venturing through Shenandoah, and making silly faces at his daughter.
Jenna has recently moved to Bedford County with her husband Jeremy and son Evan. She enjoys gardening, collecting farm fresh eggs from their many chickens, and spending time with their other farm animals. Jennifer also enjoys crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Jenna has a degree in Specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.. She has a passion for helping families to overcome obstacles and become advocates for their loved ones. Jenna has always had a love for the special needs community and being an advocate for her son Evan who has a diagnosis of Intellectual The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes people who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability. The ADA also makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on that person’s association with a person with a disability. More, Autism and Mental Health. She comes to Moms In Motion with many years of experience in special education. She is excited to bring her knowledge and enthusiasm to the area.
Samia is a service facilitator for the area of Centreville. She has been an educational consultant professional who facilitates hands-on training and workshops in the areas of empathy, cultural competency, diversity recruitment and more. With a Master of Teaching, Samia's early career began in childhood education where she taught math and reading for at-risk student populations. She later launched her own consulting firm, Think and Teach, where she consistently provided organizations with customized scripts and learning plans while executing research based best practices. Samia is certified in social and emotional learning and sustainability and completed post-graduate certification in Educational Leadership. She has been a guest contributor to The New York Times and an educational consultant on MSNBC. Samia has a passion for Childhood Cancer advocacy work and is currently serving on the medical advisory board of A Moment of Magic.