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Melita Alston

Bryant/Pattengill Elementary


Number of Years Teaching:
I taught for five years before becoming an administrator. I have been an administrator since 2006.

Different Grades that you have taught:
2nd, 4th, 6th-8th

How did you know that you wanted to teach early learners:
My early experience with children through Lansing Parks & Recreation as a leader for Kids Camp and babysitting.

What are a few “non-negotiables” of your early learning classroom (kinda your educational philosophy)?:
Parents send us their best and it’s my responsibility as a teacher/leader for them to succeed and to reach their highest potential.  Also, when students reach their highest potential, there is no limit. It’s my responsibility to keep students soaring!

What is something that you want us to know about you as a teacher of young children?:
I love my profession!! I learn as much from my kiddos and staff as they do (hopefully) from me. Together, we can accomplish anything!

Anything else you would like your viewers to know?:
No, not at this time.