The Cherry on Top: Melissa Chertudi

BY ABRAHAM TINKLEPAUGH

We wanted to take a moment to recognize one of North Ogden’s most community-minded people. Chances are, if you’ve had a student in the Weber School district where she’s worked for the past 22 years, you may already know about the wonderful work Melissa Chertudi has been doing. She and her husband, Nik, have lived in the Ogden area for 30 years.

In addition to teaching a fourth-grade class at Lomond View Elementary School, she’s the kind of person who likes to stay busy. When she’s not with her family, you’ll likely find her playing pickleball, snow skiing, mountain biking, or being with friends and family.

She’s also been teaching choir over the last ten years, which has inspired her to create a unique musical experience in the performing arts called Vocal Motion Show Choir.

This makes sense, given how much she loves the positive expression of performing arts. Chertudi says she has always loved singing, which continued through her college years, where she studied music theory while studying to become a teacher.

“Right now, my new passion involves teaching the students at the Vocal Motion Choir Show by helping them develop musical talents through singing and dance,” said Chertudi. “I love creating new choir arrangements and making music videos for Vocal Motion. It’s been so rewarding working with the youth in our community and helping them build their self-confidence as they develop their talents to uplift and inspire others.

Thank you, Melissa, for building confidence to inspire others in our community!

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