Monday - Friday
8:30 am-5:00 pm
or by appointment
My office is located
in the Career Placement Office,
|My name is Melanie Petago and I currently direct the Career Placement Office at the San Bernardino Adult School. Prior to that, I directed the Student Transition Center from 2010 - 2014. I began as a teacher at the Adult School in the spring of 2006 teaching in the Adults with Special Needs and Academic Departments, in addition to teaching job search and career planning classes school wide.
I have more than twenty years of experience in education, primarily in the area of career development for single parents, at-risk youth, adults with disabilities, and ex-offenders.
I love working at the Adult School because I have the opportunity, every single day, to help people develop the skills and learn the information they need to transform their lives. My goal as an educator is best summarized in this quote from Oprah Winfrey:
"I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves."