Melinda Bond, Teacher

Melinda Bond
2022-23 is my 11th year of teaching with Paisley. I graduated from Northwest Christian University in 2003.  I am endorsed and highly qualified to teach K-8 grades. I also have my masters in education. I have planned interactive thematic lessons based on state standards; prepared students for Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests; developed and modified curriculum based on data of student assessments; participated in student intervention teams for K-4; collaborated on speech, academic, and behavioral IEPs; organized field trips based on thematic units; and leveraged technologies to enhance educational content.
I began working at Paisley during the 2012-13 school year. I love the students, staff and families I get to work with. Teaching is my passion and I am eager to see students thrive in the unique experiences and environment that Paisley has to offer.
I am a goal-driven, professional educator with excellent communication skills and a dedicated commitment to the social and academic development of every student. I  am accommodating and versatile, with the talent to leverage technology to develop inspiring interactive lessons that will capture a child's imagination and breed success. I am extremely flexible, ensuring that every child's learning styles and abilities are addressed.
I am a mother of three beautiful children and love spending time with family. I love to cook and you might easily find my nose in a recipe book when I'm not working. I also love to sew as well. I enjoy reading all kinds of books and if you came over to my house, you would find quite the variety. I tend to read several at once that cover quite the range of topics.
Here are a couple of my favorite educational quotes:
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”   
― Plutarch
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” 

Photo Angelina Buswell - Beautiful Moments Photography