Ann MedellinAnn Medellin is in her 15th year of teaching in the Vancouver School District. Prior to teaching in Vancouver she taught 5 years in Dallas, Texas in Highland Park's Independent School District. Ann's current teaching assignment includes Thomas Jefferson Middle School and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. She enjoys the different challenges that the two schools provide - one being very traditional and the other being liberal arts oriented. Ann has served as secretary/treasurer of  WASTA for four terms - she's been through four WASTA Presidents. Active as a professional violinist, she is a member of the Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra as well as a substitute for the Portland Opera. She enjoys helping area colleagues with coaching, adjudications, and committee work. Ann is married to Ron Blessinger, a violinist with the Oregon Symphony as well as artistic director and violinist for Third Angle Contemporary New Music Ensemble. Ann and Ron have two children who are extremely active in sports, but also play the violin and piano.