Foothill Adventist Elementary School
1991 Landess Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035-7071 • 408-263-2568

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Melanie Cano

Objective To provide a Christ-centered, stable, nurturing, yet challenging environment in which my students can grow, learn, and succeed together and individually.
Accomplishments One accomplishment that I am grateful for is being able to pursue Adventist education from 4th grade through college despite coming from a single-parent home. I worked from high school until I graduated to help pay for tuition.  It was a sacrifice, but well worth it. During that time, I was influenced by caring faculty and great friends. I hope to continue that positive influence in my own classroom. Other accomplishments include making the choice daily to choose Jesus and being blessed with my husband and children. A professional accomplishment would be when a student comes to me after connecting the dots and having the “I get it!” and “I did it!” moment.
Experience Five years teaching 3rd and 4th at Foothill Adventist School

Four years teaching 3rd grade at Central Valley Christian Academy (2 part-time/2 full-time)
Education B.S. in Elementary Education; Junior High Endorsement from Union College
Credentials SDA Standard
Personal Life When I’m not in my classroom, you can find me spending time with my family and church family. My husband pastors the Milpitas Seventh-day Adventist Church and church and school ministries encompass a large part of our lives. My husband and children bring me joy and keep me on my toes. We enjoy traveling, reading, playing board games, going to the beach, whale watching, testing out different restaurants, and celebrating any event with a large scoop of creamy ice-cream.

Contact:       (408)263-2568