Birkes Elementary School
Cy-Fair Independent School District
Melanie has taught at Birkes Elementary School for the past 11 years and currently teaches fifth-grade mathematics. Throughout her career, she has taught a variety of students including gifted and talented students and students with special needs.
She consistently provides daily instructional, disciplinary and motivational support for students and colleagues. Melanie creates a high level of engagement in her classroom and inspires higher level thinking by way of hands-on activities, group projects and partner practice. You will often find her students interacting and modeling mathematics on her Promethean Board or using hands-on manipulatives to solve complex problems.
Melanie serves as a teacher mentor to new teachers, is a teacher representative for the Student Council and is the Building Better Relationships chairperson in her school. In 2009, she was awarded the Spotlight Teacher Award for her outstanding work with staff and students.
She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Education.