Hello. My name is Melanie Perkins. I have been fortunate enough to live and work in the Lake Orion since 2002. During that time, I have taught preschool in the Head Start program and have also had the opportunity to teach kindergarten at both Pine Tree and Webber Elementary School. I eventually found my home here at Stadium Drive Elementary.
I have had the opportunity to view Stadium Drive from both a parent's and a teacher's perspective. My daughter Mackenzie was a student at Stadium Drive and had a wonderful elementary school experience thanks to the expert care and instruction she received from the teachers and support staff. The lessons she learned and the confidence she gained from the unique arts infused method of instruction, have continued to serve her well throughout her education. When she was in the third grade, I jumped at the chance to join the Stadium Drive family, and have been happily teaching kindergarten here since then. It's hard to believe that was in 2005! Time really does fly when you're having fun! :)
Kindergarten is a year of TREMENDOUS growth. This is one of my most favorite things about teaching kindergarten. In the course of one short year, students learn to read, write, add, subtract, problem solve and most importantly, gain a love for learning that will hopefully last a lifetime!