Degrees and Certifications:
Liberal Arts Associates Degree College of Southern Idaho, Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Idaho State University.
Mrs. Melanie Clark 5th grade
Hello, I am Melanie Clark and I am in my ninth year of teaching at White Pine Elementary. Before becoming an educator I was a bookkeeper for almost twenty years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Idaho State University. I was raised in Declo and reside there with my family. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. Together we enjoy camping trips, fishing, horseback riding, gardening, canning, rodeoing, and working together on projects.
I have high expectations when it comes to classroom behavior and academic achievement. Classroom rules are fairly simple, I refer to them as the 3 R's - Ready, Responsible, and Respectful. With these guidelines set in place, each student is ensured a safe and welcome learning environment. My philosophy of learning is that each child is an individual, and each child learns differently. I strive to help students discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize their learning potential. I believe in hands-on experiences and creative learning. I am always sad to see a class go, but always excited to welcome a new class in and look forward to a fun-filled educational year.
“If today you are a little better than you were yesterday, then that’s enough.”