Welcome to first grade! My name is Melody Haines and I am glad to be part of your child's learning journey at Mississippi Creative Arts School.
I have been teaching in the St. Paul Public School District since 2000 after receiving my master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I have been a classroom teacher in grades first through fourth and was an Academic Support teacher. Outside of teaching, I enjoy scrapbooking, baking, and traveling. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and daughers, Quinn and Maggie.
I am looking forward to the learning and growth my students and I will experience this year, especially integrating the arts into our core curriculum.