Welcome to second grade. My name is Melanie Bowling and I will be your child's teacher this year. I am a mother of two children. My son is a 4th grader and my daughter is in 1st grade this year at STPSB schools. I love teaching 2nd grade and am excited to begin this new year!
I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2002 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Education. This is my 15th year teaching elementary school. I grew up in Slidell but moved away for quite a while. I began my teaching career in Lafayette, then moved onto teach in Virginia and Florida. I moved back to my hometown of Slidell a few years ago and was lucky to get a job at the best school in town, Whispering Forest Elementary. I love what I do and I feel lucky to work as part of a team that makes such an impact on the daily lives and education of children.
My goal for this year is to create a safe and positive environment for all of my students. I would like for every student to be excited to come to school each day and to be an integral part of a community of engaged learners.