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Mrs. O'Rourke

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 melissa.o' or by phone at 861-5312.