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Canary (Whitfield) Melvin

Canary (Whitfield) Melvin (GA '92)

Teacher

Metter Elementary School
Metter, GA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K, 1

At the time of the Award, Canary (Whitfield) Melvin was:

Teacher
Metter Elementary School
Metter, GA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): K, 1


Biographical Information

Canary (Whitfield) Melvin teaches the kindergarten and first grade students at Metter Primary School in Metter. "I am an educator because I want to help provide opportunities for children to explore and strive for excellence in daily experiences, to share and extend experiences in creative ways, and to motivate them to discover their unique characteristics as they work and play cooperatively," says Ms. (Whitfield) Melvin. Within her classroom she has created a successful learning environment through the heterogeneous multi-age grouping of children. She is a member of the League of Professional Schools - an educator network developed to address current issues concerning the profession. Ms. (Whitfield) Melvin's fundraising efforts contributed to the creation of a computer lab which provides one computer for every two teachers.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1972 Albany State College, B.A.


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