Ms. Stitcher's All About Me....

Hi there!

 I am Ms. Melanie Stitcher and I am very excited about this school year!  This will

 be my 28th year as an educator, and it will be my 18th year teaching in the

  McDuffie County School System. I taught Pre-K for 10 years and I have 

 taught First Grade for the last 17 years. I love teaching children, and

  watching them have fun while learning. 

   I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s 

  Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Augusta University.  I am 

 also Gifted Certified by the McDuffie County School System. Additionally, I am certified in the Growing Reader Program by CSRA RESA whereby I completed their 2 year program.

  I have 2 adult children- Blake Stitcher who is an Assistant Principal at Harlem Middle School, and Taylor Baxter who teaches 3rd grade here at DES!!!! Blake's wife, Lauren, teaches music at North Harlem Elementary School, and Taylor's husband, Brennen, is an Interface Computer Designer. I also have 2 precious grandsons, Emory age 3 years and Silas age 7 years. Mrs. Baxter (my daughter) is due with "identical twin boys" around Thanksgiving!

  I love spending my free time with my family, and my sweet “granddogs” -Snickers and Moose.

Last, but not least, I am "Mommy" to two Golden Retrievers named Bella & Millie.

Thank you for your continued support! We will have a great year!!!