Each child deserves an education that inspires them to realize their limitless potential. I will serve our community by amplifying the voices of our families and educators, while always putting the needs of our students in Manteca Unified first.
1. Students deserve rigorous instruction and access to supports that effectively build upon their strengths and enhance their learning.
2. Hard-working teachers deserve consistent support and access to tools that will help them create student-centered classrooms.
3. Our community deserves a champion that values the contributions of every member within our school sites and their continuing work towards student learning and success.
Melanie grew up in Manteca and is a proud product of Manteca public schools. She has dedicated her career to public education as an educator, school leader, statewide policy maker and now as a parent and community member.
Educator: Teaching students how to read is one of Melanie’s proudest accomplishments. She knows that literacy and numeracy, alongside critical thinking and problem solving, are the most essential skills a child needs to thrive. As a new teacher coach she learned how important it is to support teachers so that they can build upon each student’s strengths and design supports that meet their needs.