Ms. Melissa Guertin


Position: Enrollment & Communications Manager

Joined Nova 2015

Phone: 651.209.6320 ext: 144


Educational History

B.S. Communications, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Why I Choose to Work at Nova

I find inspiration in the conversations and ideas our students put forth in the halls and classrooms. They are truly engaged and have a love of learning. Aside from this, we have a very kind and dedicated community of parents and staff. I am humbled to work at Nova. It gives me great joy to greet new families each year.


Just throw me outside to work or play. I also enjoy a good book, live music, family time, camping, art projects, yoga, gardening and going to bed early. 

Favorite Books

The Time Traveler’s Wife, All the Light Which We Cannot See, The Giving Tree, The Poisonwood Bible, Where The Red Ferns Grow, On The Road, The Giving Tree, Little House Collection, any and all books covering art and design

Favorite Work of Art

Maxfield Parrish-I cannot choose just one

Andrew Wyeth-Christina’s World

Andrew Goldsworthy

Kinetic art

Personal Motto/Favorite Quote

“I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be.” Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time

“You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit in the wind.”-Jim Croce

“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” -Gloria Steinem

“Love wins.”