Phone: 578-6090 ext. 2935
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science: Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an Emphasis in Recreation Therapy Elementary Education (K-8)
Mrs. Melanie Blacker - 4th Grade
I am bursting with enthusiasm to teach and participate in the growth of students at Alturas Elementary! I am so honored to be a part of this school. The students are incredible! The teachers are amazing! And, I believe helping students become fluent in two languages is an invaluable gift.
In 2002, I graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy. Upon graduation, I moved to Idaho Falls where I worked as a Recreational Therapist in a Behavioral Health Center for ten years. In 2012 we moved to the Wood River Valley. I began working within the school district as a PSR worker and a Behavioral Intervention Professional. During this time, I was inspired by the teachers within the district and began the process of attaining my teaching certificate. I achieved this goal in May, 2015. The following school year, I was hired by the District as a classroom paraprofessional at Bellevue Elementary.
I earned the title of "classroom teacher" in 2016. Since that time, I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching both 4th and 5th grade students at Alturas. I love to learn and challenge myself with new opportunities. Currently, I am working on a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. As a teacher, my goal is to share my passion for learning so that my students can experience the satisfaction which only comes from personal growth and achievement.