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Mrs. Melinda Jones-Fogarthy
Hello! I'm Mrs. Jones- Fogarthy and I am going to be your fifth grade teacher! I have been teaching for 25 years, This is my 9th year at Widewater Elementary. I love teaching fifth grade because you get to see your students transform from an Elementary student to a Middle school student, and you are responsible for making that transformation effortless. It is my job as your teacher to help you grow as a learner, be a productive citizen, and to be a person of good character. I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master's degree (M.ED) in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught; 1st grade, a Multiage (1st/2nd) class, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.
My first teaching job was in Beaufort/ Hilton Head, South Carolina. Being a military spouse, I have lived in Orlando-Florida, Okinawa-Japan, Prague-Czech Republic, Cairo- Egypt, New Orleans- Louisana, and now I currently reside in Stafford, Virginia with my husband and daughter.
When I'm not grading papers or in the classroom, I enjoy traveling around the world and spending time with my family and friends.