Phone: (520) 696-3875


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Education from Valley City State University

Mrs. Melanie Vining, Pandemic Recovery Interventionist

Welcome to Mrs. Vining's Third Grade! I am a native of North Dakota. My husband Aaron and I relocated to Arizona in 2014 with our children, Brodie (20) and Riley (17). 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.

Prior Experience

-Painted Sky, 5th grade, 1st grade, 3rd grade, Pandemic Intervention/Acceleration
-Fargo Public schools, 4th grade and Kindergarten
-Early Childhood Center Director
-Childcare and preschool experience: ages 6 weeks to 12 years