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Ms. Melissa Moede
Welcome to first grade! It is a great privilege to be teaching first grade again this year at Willow Elementary. I am excited to have your child in my class. It will be a pleasure to get to know you and your family, while working with you for the best interests of your child. It will be an exciting and challenging year I am sure!
I have been a primary teacher for many years, teaching mostly in a multi-age k-4th classroom and two years in preschool as well. I have a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Wisconsin. Before joining the teaching profession, I worked as a biologist for the Forest Service on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast, Alaska. So needless to say, I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my free time being active outdoors!
I am looking forward to a fun and productive year!