Our Team


Melissa Lidsky, Teacher

Melissa has loved being part of Project Give Back team for over the last 10 years! Over that time, she has taught in variety of schools, and has taken on the additional role as Blogger and Writer of published articles regarding our program. In addition to Project Give Back, Melissa has maintained varying positions over her 25+ years of teaching at WIllowWood School, ranging from teaching and administrative roles including Interim Vice Principal as well as heading up Testing, Assessments and Remedial Programming.

Most recently, Melissa has followed the lead of her PGB students by following her passion and devoting her time to volunteering and working for TIFF. She is a proud mother of three and she has played an active role in her children’s schooling by serving on various school boards and Executives. Once upon a time many years ago, she graduated with her Teaching Degree from the Institute of Child Study at the University of Toronto. Melissa is pleased to have achieved longevity in a teaching career that has culminated with a program that speaks to her heart and serves as a reminder of the essence of educating and empowering all children.