Welcome to Pre-k and the 20-21 school year! My name is Melodie Allshouse and this is my 6th year teaching and my 16th year working at South Graham. I have worked in the Pre-k program for 13 years either as an assistant or teacher. I decided to go back to college to get my degree in 2015 in Early Childhood with an education content teaching birth to kindergarten from East Carolina University. I love being one of the first teachers your child may have and watching them learn through play. Play is very important at this age. Even though children are playing, they are still learning.
I have been married for 26 years to my husband Eric and we have 2 sons that are in college. My oldest, Ryan, is in his last trimester of law school at Elon Law and an alumi of East Carolina. My youngest, Reid, is a senior at East Carolina majoring in Criminal Justice. We are a family full of pirates! I also have 2 dogs, Ricky Bobby and Arlo.
I look forward to getting to know you and your family during the school year. Even though it's not the beginning of the year we wanted, I believe we will look back at the end of the school year and say, "WOW, we did it!" Here's to a GREAT school year no matter what it looks like!