Mrs. Melinda Gourley
Teaching is an absolute passion of mine. I am so excited to work with you and your child this year! It's going to be a year full of fun, learning, and lots of adventures and I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us.
I am married to my wonderful husband, Nate. We have a daughter (Kayla) who is 11 and a son (Bryson) who is 8. They take up most of my free time, but some hobbies of mine are being with friends, reading, and going on hikes!
I grew up in Natrona Heights and graduated from Highlands High School in 1999. I am a Slippery Rock University graduate with 2 degrees (Public Health and Elementary Education).
This will be my fourteenth year teaching at South Butler Primary School teaching first grade. Before that, I taught first grade at Highlands School District for a year, and was a building substitute for the same school the year prior. I absolutely love teaching first grade! It is a mission to instill a love for learning in my students. I attempt to teach with a passion for my subject so that my students develop a desire to become lifelong learners.
⭐️2021-2022 School Year Parents: Keep a lookout in your email for a link to my personal classroom website!