Melinda Gourley » Mrs. Melinda Gourley

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!




(724)352-1700 ext. 1108