Mrs. Melissa Prior



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Mrs. Melissa Prior

About Mrs. Prior

I am so excited to be your child's Kindergarten teacher this year! Kindergarten is a time of new beginnings, new independence, making friends, and new learning every day. Our days will be filled with many wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing. I am looking forward to a positive and exciting year full of social, emotional, and academic success!


I am a graduate of Buffalo State College with sixteen years teaching experience with ten years teaching in the Lancaster Central School District. I thoroughly enjoy children's natural curiosity for learning and give them plenty of nurturing with a variety of learning opportunities and guided problem solving.


I have been happily married for 30 years and have two wonderful children.  My son Ryan just graduated from UB this December and my daughter Haley graduated from high school.  They have taught me patience, problem solving, and have given me the teaching experience from a parent’s and teacher’s point of view.  I am committed and dedicated to the education of children.  I love what I do and wouldn’t trade my job for anything in the world!


I believe that communication between parents and teachers is the key to success for your child's education.  I am proud to have established such wonderful relationships with parents in my previous classes.  I am looking forward to establishing a wonderful relationship with you and your child this year.  Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.  You may reach me by phone at school, but I will only be able to return your call during my planning period or after students are dismissed.  You may also reach me by e-mail or by sending in notes with your child in their take home folder.  Have a wonderful school year!


Melissa Prior

School Phone #:  686-3235