Phone: (520) 696-3875
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Education from Valley City State University
Mrs. Melanie Vining
Welcome to Mrs. Vining's Owltastic Third Grade! I am a native of North Dakota. My husband Aaron and I relocated to Arizona in 2013 with our children, Brodie (17) and Riley (14). I look forward to the upcoming year with your child. I often refer to the students in my class as "my kids" as they will always hold a special place in my heart.
Defining Moment in Education
My first year of teaching was at a school with an at risk population. I reflected every day on the impact I had on students. I chose that year to make connections with each and every child. I believe that if a child knows you are genuinely interested in them, they will commit to meeting and exceeding expectations.
Core Educational Belief
Children, parents, and teachers comprise a team that creates successful educational experiences. I believe that every child deserves an adult who insists they become the best they can possibly be.
-Painted Sky, 5th grade and 1st grade
-Fargo Public schools, 4th grade and Kindergarten
-Early Childhood Center Director
-Childcare and preschool experience with ages 6 weeks to 12 years