Melinda is an Educational Assistant for the Antelope class here at Desert Sky Montessori. She has been with us since our inaugural year. Melinda is looking forward to teaching PE to all the classes at Bend River and occasionally subbing in the aftercare room.
Melinda began working with children at the age 16, being a teacher’s aide in an elementary classroom. Melinda then went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science with a focus on Early Childhood Education. Upon graduating she moved to Bend to start her career. Since then, Melinda has had the pleasure of working in both Montessori and public schools; including Head Start and Title 1 Pre-K. Of all the types of schooling she has experienced, Montessori has always been her favorite! Melinda says: “I am excited to be able to teach and work with children in a beautiful, peaceful manner.”
In her free time, she takes pleasure in reading suspenseful books and romance novels, being outside, hiking, playing in the snow, and spending time on the river. Melinda loves to exercise and play volleyball, spend time with family, crotchet, and meditate.