Ms. Royster


MELANIE ROYSTER
     MELANIE ROYSTER
      Third Grade Teacher


      CONTACT

      melanie.royster@oxfordschools.org
      248.969.5200 ext. 4204
                   






EDUCATION

B.A. in Elementary Education
University of Michigan-Flint

M.A. in Reading and Language Arts
Oakland University

International Baccalaureate Certification
Level 1 Curriculum
Level 2 Assessment


JOINED OXFORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
August 1994

Welcome to my classroom!  My classroom environment is always one that is student-centered, supporting students’ ideas to problem-solve, create new routines, or just simply to share their opinions. 

I began my teaching career in 1992 by teaching Pre-school in Rochester, Mi and then Oxford Child Care where I taught 3 and 4 year olds early literacy skills through a literacy rich environment promoting letter and basic word recognition, as well as listening comprehension through shared book reading. Mathematics, science and social skills were also emphasized through play and discovery.  I then started teaching 3rd grade at Clear Lake Elementary in 1994. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders for 13 years and also a multi-age classroom of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Lakeville Elementary for 1 year. In total, I have 16 years teaching experience.
 
Outside of the workplace, I enjoy parenting my children, Kate 22, Kristine 20, Kurt 12, and Kamryn Grace 7. Together we like to spend time biking, swimming, hiking, and camping. We also like to travel, visiting relatives in the Carolinas and Ohio. We hope to also visit relatives in Hawaii and China in the upcoming years.