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Melissa Davey named Robbinsdale Area Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year

Melissa Davey named Robbinsdale Area Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year
Posted on 05/11/2017
2017 Teacher of the Year Melissa Davey, pictured with Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers President Peter Eckhoff.Robbinsdale Middle School French teacher Melissa Davey was named Robbinsdale Area Schools’ 2017 Teacher of the Year during an evening ceremony May 10.

“I think all of the finalists are deserving of this award,” Davey said. "I really look forward to continuing in this process, and to continue to be part of the best district in the state.”

Davey has taught in Robbinsdale Area Schools since 2010, and currently teaches French to sixth- and seventh-graders at Robbinsdale Middle School. Teaching has been a passion of hers since childhood, she said.

“On the playground, I would organize my peers to perform various plays and musicals, and I realized I loved working with people and getting them to do great things together,” Davey said. “The kids are the best (part of teaching). They challenge me to be the best person I can be every day.”

Peter Eckhoff, president of the Robbinsdale Federation of Teachers, said Davey “represents the best of what we have here in Robbinsdale Area Schools.”

“Her unbelievable commitment shows and shines in her students every day,” Eckhoff said. “She’s been a highly committed and deeply engaged member of the Robbinsdale Middle School community as well, and we couldn’t ask for a better representative from Robbinsdale Area Schools.”

Other nominees for 2017 Teacher of the Year included Cami Dahlstrom, Cooper High School; Noelle Nelson, Cooper High School; Patricia Olga Peuschold, Noble Elementary School; and Keri Strusz, Northport Elementary School.