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Hi! My name is Melissa Manikowski (formerly Teasdale) and I am teaching 3rd grade at Rocklin Academy Gateway. This will be my 6th year teaching, and my second year in 3rd grade for Gateway and I am so excited!

I grew up in Wisconsin, where I attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I taught for 4 years in Milwaukee, teaching TK, 3rd and 5th grades. I truly found a passion for teaching 3rd grade in this time. I moved to California in 2016 to be with my fiance, who is now my husband! I knew there was nothing I wanted to do more than teach, and in my long search I found Rocklin Academy Gateway and couldn’t be more grateful!

I truly love working for this school and organization. My goal is to create a safe and engaging classroom for all students to feel excited and prepared to learn.I am looking forward to another fantastic school year and can’t wait to build strong supportive relationships with you and your students!