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Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Melissa O’Rourke. This will be my sixth year teaching for the Mat-Su Borough School District. Prior to becoming a Squirrel, I taught preschool at Palmer High School. Over the years I have taught a variety of age groups in different settings, but I love teaching little ones and am excited for this school year!
A little about myself….. I grew up in Interior Alaska. I have lived in Palmer for 13 years with my husband and four children. I enjoy the typical Alaskan outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, kayaking etc. I have two boys who play hockey, so during the winter months I can often be found at a hockey rink when not at school
I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. It truly is my passion. I am so excited to have your child in my class! You are your child’s first teacher. Working together, I look forward to making your child’s first school experience both meaningful and enjoyable.
You may contact me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 861-5312.