Phone: 686-3235 ext 113


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melissa Prior

I am so excited to be your child’s Kindergarten teacher! Kindergarten is a time of new beginnings, new independence, making friends, and new learning every day that will set the tone for the rest of their school experience. I am looking forward to a positive and exciting year full of social, emotional, and academic growth and success!

I have been teaching for 19 years and enjoy children’s natural curiosity for learning.  I give them plenty of nurturing with a variety of learning opportunities and guided problem solving every day.

I have been happily married for 32 years and have two wonderful children. Ryan is 26 and Haley is 22. 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 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, Remind app texting, or by sending in notes with your child in their take home folder. 

Have a wonderful year and welcome to Kindergarten!