Mrs. Melissa Hurst

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BS in Elementary Education/Sociology

Mrs. Melissa Hurst

 
MEET YOUR TEACHER:  
WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE!!!!  WHAT A SPECIAL YEAR IT IS GOING TO BE!!!!!!  Mrs.Hurst graduated from Steinert High School in 1998 and received her teaching degree from the College of New Jersey in 2002.  She began her career at Robinson Elementary School as a first grade teacher in 2002 as well.  After three years, she had the opportunity to change grade levels and became one of three kindergarten teachers.  In July of 2005 Mrs. Hurst got married, and on New Year's Day 2008 she welcomed her son, Tyler Kenneth Hurst!  In the Fall of 2008, Mrs. Hurst embarked upon yet another amazing journey when she became a staff member at Langtree Elementary School.  Five years later, on October 11, 2013, Tyler became a big brother to Ethan Charles!  Having two boys (one almost 11, and one almost 5) keeps her very busy...but she loves every minute!  This summer, she and her family traveled to Greensboro, NC to see Tyler run the 1500m in the National Jr. Olympics!!!!! She also has a beautiful 5 year old Goldendoodle named Isabelle.  
Mrs. Hurst has been "Lovin' Langtree" for eleven years now, and is happy to be back teaching fifth grade this year.  SURPRISE to those of you who had me last year in 4th and will again this year....we get to spend another wonderful 10 months together!!  I can't wait!!!
 
Her hobbies include: reading, scrapbooking, video editing, photography, dancing and DISNEY!!!  They say sometimes you get homesick for a place you never lived...this is how she feels about Walt Disney World after 30+ trips! She has become, to the disappointment of others, a lover and Phanatic of the Phillies!  She is a current Hamilton resident, and also a former Hamilton student.  
 
A PLEDGE TO MY STUDENTS:
*My ultimate responsibility as a teacher is to bring out the best in you...my students.
*I'll treat you with the utmost respect--the same way I expect you to treat myself and your friends.
*I'll do everything in my power to create the best possible classroom atmosphere...
one where I can teach, and you can learn.
*I'll be consistent in maintaining high academic standards while supporting my belief 
that there's no substitution for hard work.
*Whenever possible, I'll try to connect school to the larger world outside. I'll teach "life lessons" 
along with the academic lessons in each course.
*I'll make myself available to help you in both academics, and personal matters.
I SHALL ALWAYS GIVE YOU MY BEST!