Phone: 713-251-1975
Tutorials: Wednesday Morning 7:15-7:45 and Thursday 3:05-4:00


I am a fifth generation Austinite, but I love living in Houston. I graduated from Texas A&M University and completed my M.Ed. in 2008. This is my ninth year with Westchester Academy. Prior to teaching at Westchester I taught in the Brazos Valley area. I also have had the wonderful opportunity to teach for the Rice University Summer School Program for Grades 8-12.

I love teaching and I love history- the two things that I get to do every day. I also enjoy running outdoors and spending time with my family. Westchester is an amazing school that I am thankful to be a part of. The wonderful students and staff make this place a welcoming and enjoyable place to learn. 






Melissa Von Blon


Melissa Von Blon, M.Ed.



Tutorials: Wednesday Afternoons 3:05 - 4:05

IB History of the Americas Course Description


 The IB History HL class is an in-depth study of selected events of the 20th century.  The class continues its study of the History of the Americas.  The study of events of a second region, Europe, is added to the class during the second year of the course.  An international outlook is emphasized.  The first year of the course begins with an 11th grade TEKS boot camp (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and will then follow up with a focus on United States History from the Great Depression to the Modern Era.


Students will also complete their History Internal Assessment during the first year of the course. This is a student driven research paper with a topic of their choice. Most of the work for this task will be completed outside of the classroom.