7/8th Grade Teacher: Melissa Macdonald

Melissa is an experienced math and science teacher and curriculum leader, with a background in outdoor education program development. Her passion is to create learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom.

She will be teaching the 7th and 8th grade class next year and working with Wildflower community members in implementing an innovative program of student internships. The current vision is that students will spend several weeks focusing on a learning theme and then supplement it in the final week with hands-on, community experience. The program is still in development, but promises to be both challenging and rewarding.

While developing curriculum for the middle school grades, Melissa will also focus on skills necessary to prepare students for transitioning to high school after their time at Wildflower. Melissa is most looking forward to providing thematic and service learning opportunities, outdoor education and collaborating with parents.