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Letter: Melrose School has an amazing staff

Melrose School: amazing staff

My son, Jordan Valenzuela, is a third-grader at Melrose Elementary School. We don’t live in that school district, but chose Melrose because we deemed it a better school and a better environment for him to attend. He has been going to this school since first grade.

At first he had some behavioral problems, but the amazing staff at Melrose has helped him become a great student. I strongly believe that if he had to go to a different school that was more over-crowded, he would be lost in the cracks and his behavioral issue would resurface. There wouldn’t be enough staff to help him get through like they have done at Melrose.

The community at Melrose Elementary is so tight-knit and so involved. We may be a smaller school, but we’re very strong. Our students thrive and our teachers truly care.

Mr. Thompson has left us, but Mr. Crouch is even more involved in Jordan’s daily schedule. He helps my son through his struggles. They meet for lunch to just chat and Jordan can go to him with any issues that come up. Mr. Crouch hasn’t been here long, but he already knows our students. I’m not sure every principal would be willing to take time out of his busy day to do this, but our Melrose staff is so very involved with each student, that it’s possible for them to do it.

Going to another school would not only upset Jordan’s life, but it would upset his progress. He’s doing so well; this year hasn’t been as bad as years past. Jordan’s teacher is so dedicated, and if she’s this dedicated to my son, think of the students she will touch in the years to come.

Natalie Royston

Roseburg


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