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Melissa Kovalesky Progressive Kinder
  1. Name: Melissa Kovalesky 
  2. Cross Roads Classroom: Progressive Kindergarten, Room 6, Green Door 
  3. Birthday: June 21
  4. Born and Raised In: Phoenix, AZ 
  5. Years Lived in Arizona: 31 (we lived in Colorado for 2 years when I was in preschool and kindergarten) 
  6. Number of Years at Cross Roads: This is my 4th year teaching at Cross Roads. I was also a parent for 5 years. 
  7. Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Public Administration; Major in Criminal Justice, M.Ed in Special Education and Elementary Education 
  8. Previous Teaching Experience: 4 total years teaching, this will be my 5th year. 
  9. What is your teaching philosophy? Every child in my class will be treated with respect and kindness- as if they were my own. I do have high expectations for every child in my class and I will work diligently to make sure that every child in my class is a confident learner; I feel that each child needs to feel good about themselves and their accomplishments so that they continue to be successful. In my classroom, the activities will be hands on; we will have fun and interesting activities that will challenge the children and keep them busy. We will also learn to work cooperatively with our classmates on various activities. I believe that communication is a vital key to success and I have an open door policy for parents who can contact me using a variety of methods: in person, via text, phone calls, and through the front office. 
  10. What do you love most about teaching at Cross Roads? I love that CRPSK is based on traditions, yet open to the wonderful possibilities that many new teachers bring to CR.

Color: Orange
Sports Teams: U of A
Animal: Dog
Flower: Lilies
Magazine: Women's Health
Store: Target, TJ Maxx
Restaurant: Pita Jungle, Herb Box
Warm Drink: Black Tea
Cold Drink: Black Cold Brew
Sweet Treat: Chocolate
Baked Good: Cookies
Saltry Treat: Almonds
Lotion Scent: Anything Clean
Candle Scent: Anything Clean
Food Allergies or Sensitivities: No :)
Hobbies: Hiking, Lifting Weights, Traveling
Craft: Photobooks (Digital)
Top Classroom Supply Wishes: Play-doh, Sharpies, Markers
How Can Parents Help Out the Most this Year: Copying, Cutting, Preparing Crafts at Home