June 18, 2013 > Sunol Teacher of the Year
Sunol Teacher of the Year
Submitted By Melody Mayer
The Superintendent of Sunol Glen Unified School District, Molleen Barnes, announced that Melody Mayer has been selected as the Teacher of the Year. In the article that follows, Mrs. Mayer writes in to tell TCV readers about herself:
My name is Melody Mayer and I live in Pleasanton with my husband Rick and our two children. We have a daughter Emily who is 8 and a son Ryan who is 5. I am a Bay Area native, born in Castro Valley. I grew up in San Lorenzo and went on to Cal State Hayward to complete my Bachelors Degree with a minor in Sign Language. I continued on at Hayward to get my Multiple Subject Credential. Afterward, I completed an internship at a private school teaching second grade in Oakland, before returning to the San Lorenzo School District where I grew up and taught for seven years. Within those seven years I taught fifth grade and third grade. I joined the Sunol Glen family and have been teaching in a 2/3 multi-age classroom for the past five years.
My passion has always been teaching. This started when I was a teenager and started teaching dance at my local dance studio. I taught dance all through my high school and college years and even continued until after my daughter was born. I incorporate my love for dance through my students in my class as much as I can. I still love the first day of school each year, getting to see my new students excited and ready to learn. Being at Sunol Glen these past years, I have had a chance to lead other teachers and put on events which I really enjoy doing. Most of all, I love working with these amazing kids each day. I am very lucky to work at such a supportive school.
In my spare time I enjoy watching my kids play sports, my daughter playing softball and my son baseball. I still love to dance and do so as much as I can. I also love to craft and take pictures. Most importantly, I just like to spend time with my family, whatever it may be!!