Melina LaPorte-SSN Teacher

My name is Melina LaPorte and I am the SSN teacher here at Pioneer.  Teaching is my second career, my first career was as a case manager for adults and children with disabilities.  I have been teaching at Pioneer for 7 years. I love what I do because kids surprise me and make me laugh every day!  I work with an absolutely amazing team of educational assistants who love and support the students every day.

I am married with two grown children.  My husband, Dave is an aviation fanatic and is an executive at Denver International Airport. My son Jonah just moved to Minnesota to work in marketing with the professional hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.  My daughter Spencer is a sophomore at Metro State University. She is studying to be a physical therapist and hopes to work with animals someday.

We love to hike, camp and travel. My favorite indoor activities are reading, pinteresting and looking on Zillow for my dream home!