Phone: 728-2400 ext. 4621


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Briner


My name is Melissa Briner and I will be teaching 7th Grade Math and Social Studies.  I am thrilled to spend my sixth year as a teacher here at CS Porter.  I completed my K-8 Certification as well as a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction at The University of Montana in 2017.  Before this I earned a B.A. in Theatre from St. Michael's College in Burlington, Vermont.  

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and found my way to Missoula in 2008 when I began touring with Missoula Children's Theatre.  To this day, I am an active part of the MCT family, and you may even spot me on stage every now and then!  I also enjoy directing the after-school theatre program and putting on the All School Musical every spring.  Please feel free to reach out to me for more information!  

During this school year, I look forward to growing along with the 7th-grade students.  I aim to have a fun, creative, and collaborative classroom environment where the students feel safe, respected, loved, and confident enough to take chances.  

Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail or phone with any questions or concerns regarding your student! I am looking forward to a wonderful year!

Melissa Briner

7th Grade Teacher