North Pole Elementary


Melody Braden
5th Grade

My name is Melody Braden, I am a 5th grade teacher, and I love my job! I am very passionate about working with and learning from my students and their families,
I received my teaching certificate from UAF in 2017. I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Boise State University, where I also ran Track and Cross Country. I have experience teaching in other countries as a English teacher. I taught 2nd grade in Ethiopia and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in Doha, Qatar. I am also Montessori certified and have experience teaching pre-school and kindergarten at a Montessori school in Arizona. I love traveling, and exploring different cultures. I have two older brothers, and an older sister. In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, and photography. I have a dog named Bailey who is my best friend. When we get time off Bailey, my boyfriend and I like to travel, go camping, and spend time with family and friends.


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