All About Me

Hello, my name is Arlene Melody and I teach 2nd grade at Dilworth Elementary. This will be my 7th year at Dilworth and my 7th year teaching 2nd grade. Prior to Dilworth, I taught 3rd and 4th grade for six years at Lincoln Heights Elementary.

I was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida. I moved around a lot when I was younger because my father was in the Air Force. When I was in third grade my family moved to Destin, Fl, which is located on the panhandle of Florida. Several years later my father retired and I spent the rest of my childhood there. I graduated from the University of West Florida with a BA in Elementary Education. After graduation I came to North Carolina to start my teaching career. Five years ago I received National Board Certification for General Education.

I have a ten year daughter, Olivia, who is in the fifth grade this year. :)