• Melissa Dodder


    About the Teacher

    Hi there! WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!  My name is Melissa Dodder.   
    I am a 2005 graduate of Mississippi State University.  I graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with concentrations in math and social studies.  I began teaching right away at Madison Crossing Elementary when we opened our doors in 2006.  I have taught kindergarten here for all seven years of my teaching career.  This past summer, I began work on my master's degree at Mississippi College in Educational Leadership.  I am excited to see what opportuinites will arise for this experience!
    My husband, KC, and I have been married for 5 years and live in Madison. KC is works for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.   We are active members of Pinelake Church of Madison.  We have one daughter, Landon, who will turn three at the end of October.  We will be embarking on the journey of adoption soon, and can't wait to see what that holds for us!  We also have one furry child, Willow, who is so much fun!
    I am completely in LOVE with kindergarten!  The opportunities for growth in these babies are a sight to behold.  There is truly nothing like a kindergartener's heart, and I am so honored and BLESSED to have the chance to teach these sweet little people.  To top it off, Madison Crossing is such a precious place!  
    I know that many of you may be anxious about sending your sweet one off to kindergarten.  That is completely normal!  Let me reassure you that your baby will do great!  One reason that I love teaching kindergarten is that....IT IS SO MUCH FUN!!!  We truly have a BLAST, and we learn a TON in the process.  So wipe away your tears and get ready for a wonderful year!  I can't wait to get to know your precious "kinder"!
    If you have ANY questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!
    It's a great day to be in kindergarten...
                                    GO MAVS!
                                                               Remember...Meet the Teacher!  August 6th 4:00-6:00

    Welcome to Kindergarten!