Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Brandy Melendy

  • Teaching Experience
    • 15 years teaching, 5 at El Verano Elementary, and 9 at Dunbar Elementary in Sonoma Valley Unified School District.
    • Preschool Teacher, Maxwell Farms Preschool, Valley of the Moon Preschool, Sonoma, CA
    • Chapman University, CLAD certification and Teaching Credential K-8
    • Humboldt State University, BA and minor in ELD
    • Early Childhood Education Credential, Santa Rosa Junior College
    • Sonoma Valley High School, 1991
    Teaching Philosophy 
    I've always loved being a student, which is partly why I am so happy with my career choice.   I like to teach my students to be independent, life-long learners.  To be effective educators, teachers must accommodate a diverse group of ability levels and interests.  I believe that implementing Project-Based-Learning will vastly improve my students academic progress.  I'm very excited to excite my students about the content and technology we're going to learn this year

    Extra Curricular Activities
    • Earn While You Learn, 2007-2008
    • Valley of the Moon Teacher's Association- Union Secretary, Vice President
    • Mentor Teacher for Student Teacher through Sonoma State University
    • ongoing educational-career-development classes
    • Busy Mom