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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 7th year teaching, and my third year in 3rd grade for Rocklin Academy 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 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!