Teacher’s Name: Constance Valdez
Grade: 1st





Teacher’s Name: Melissa Ogles
Grade: 2nd

My name is Melissa Olges, and I teach math to first through fifth grades. I started teaching at St. James School in 2018. I earned my bachelor's degree in philosophy and mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University.

In math workshop, we focus on developing number sense. In addition to traditional whole-group and small-group instruction, students use a variety of math-based games and discussion techniques to develop and hone their mathematical reasoning and share their expertise with their peers.

When I'm not at school, I enjoy singing, knitting, video games, and reading. During breaks, I enjoy traveling with my family and friends.



Melissa Olges

Math, Grades 1-5
St. James School
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