Welcome to the 2018-19 school year. My Name is Melissa Stein. This is my 30th year teaching in the Anoka-Hennepin district. I have taught grades 1, 2, 3 and 5. This is my 12th year teaching at Oxbow. I earned my Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from the University of Minnesota and enjoy ongoing learning experiences. I share students with Dan Dreifke. I'll be teaching your child Math & Science while Mr. Dreifke teaches them their Reading, Writing and Social Studies.
My husband (Mark) and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. We have lived in Brooklyn Park for 29 of those years. We have 3 sons: Tyler(26), Tony(24) and Tanner (18). Mark, Tyler and Tony are working as engineers and Tanner is a Senior at Park Center Senior High School. I'm happy to be adding some daughters to the picture this year. Tyler was married to Laura in August to a former student teacher of mine (YES... I DID set them up :-) and Tony will be getting married to Rachel, his high school sweetheart, this October. We also have two labs Sadie and Macie. Our family enjoys sports, boating, playing games, vacationing and movies. My absolute favorite thing to do is golf!!!!!
I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child this year. It is my goal to prepare him/her for middle school while helping him/her grow academically and socially in a physically and emotionally safe setting. Please feel confident knowing that your child is very important to me and I will do my very best to provide him/her with a happy place to learn...A LOT!
Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and see their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!