Phone: (530)582-2650 ext. 26371


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Mrs. Melanie Cooke

Instructional Coach

I have known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was in third grade. My teacher loved me and I wanted to be the kind of teacher who made their students feel the same kind of love that I felt from her. With this as my goal, I grew up working with children in many capacities, such as tutor, camp counselor, classroom volunteer, and Girl Scout leader. After high school, I went straight to college and graduate school specifically to become an elementary teacher.

Now with 20 years in education under my belt, I have worked in many capacities in public and private schools as a teacher of kindergarten through second graders, Curriculum Specialist, Lead Teacher, Elementary School Director, and now, Instructional Coach. In my current role, I work alongside teachers to support them in reaching their goals. I work with individuals, grade level teams, the whole staff, and sometimes with teachers across the district to help them realize both their own vision and the district expectations.

When I am not at school, I spend time with my family. My two daughters, my husband and I love to backpack and camp, travel, and ski. My daughters and I are involved in Girl Scouts and musical theater. We have a very musical household; people are never surprised when the whole family breaks out in harmony! We have been fortunate enough to live in many beautiful places, but the Tahoe Truckee areas tops the list and we plan to be here for a long time!