Ms. Melissa Bailey - Second Grade
I’m Melissa Bailey, and this is my second year teaching 2nd grade at STREAM! I feel so lucky to have joined the STEAM team last year, and I am looking forward to another great year, even through distance learning.
I was born in Marin County and spent twenty-one years there until I moved to Chico to pursue a bachelors in Liberal Studies and a minor in Spanish at Chico State. Once I graduated, I went right into the credential program. I student taught in a Spanish-immersion kindergarten classroom (taught in 90% Spanish and 10% English) at Rosedale Elementary and a fourth grade classroom at Chapman Elementary. I loved teaching both grades, which left me feeling very open to teaching any grade K-5. Since I graduated half-way through the elementary school year, I spent the next few months substituting in different classrooms and schools in Chico. The following August I was hired as a full-time teacher at Paradise Elementary School.
This is now my fifth year teaching and fourth year with 2nd graders. I spent my first year as a 5th grade teacher which was a wonderful year and happily moved to 2nd grade where I have chosen to stay ever since (I LOVE 2nd grade!). My first three years of teaching were all spent at Paradise Elementary School, until our school burned down on November 8th, and we moved to Oroville. This was an extremely challenging time in my career, but it opened this new opportunity for me to come to STREAM, which I am very thankful for. It was absolutely amazing to be back in my own classroom and to re-create a place of love, understanding, community, and growth.
I live in Chico, where I spend most of my free time outdoors. I love to hike, camp, backpack, fish, and kayak. I’m a member of two women’s hiking groups, where we explore and adventure together all throughout Norcal. I also love cooking, reading, and growing vegetables in my garden. I have a golden retriever named Kinley, who loves to join in on all of my outdoor adventures. I am engaged to my sweet fiancé Ryan, and we are excited to eventually (COVID problems) get married next year.
I am looking forward to the best year we can possibly have! Distance learning will come with many challenges and a lot of growth for myself and for my students and their families. We are in this together and it is going to be a great year!
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