Position: Kindergarten Teacher
School: Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School
School District: Pennsbury School District
City, State: Morrisville, Pennsylvania
About the Nominee: Melanie Baccari was nominated by Jodi Becker, the parent of two students. Mrs. Baccari goes above and beyond for her students and school on a daily basis. Her loving, nurturing and enthusiastic nature is just one of the characteristics that parents and students admire about her. She is a mother of three that treats her students as if they are her own children. Mrs. Baccari makes each child feel as if they are the best they can be, no matter what their needs are. When you look into her classroom, young students are eagerly engaged in an array of different learning activities. She differentiates her lessons so each and every child is challenged based on their abilities and interests, all while having fun. Being a part of her class closely resembles that of a family. Her students are taught the importance of values and respecting one another.
Mrs. Baccari is one of those teachers that your child will never forget. Both of Ms. Becker's children had the opportunity to have her as their kindergarten teacher. Ms. Becker applauds Mrs. Baccari for instilling the love of school in her students. Building that foundation in kindergarten is not an easy task, but Mrs. Baccari seems to succeed each and every year. Her former students and parents stay in contact with her for many years after they have left her classroom. She instills life long memories in all of her Eleanor Roosevelt families!