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Ms. Melinda Canary

Hello! My name is Melinda J. Canary and I began teaching at Springhurst Elementary School in 2016. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY with my Undergraduate Degree in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6) and with my Masters Degree in Literacy Education (birth to grade 6). Upon graduating I worked as a Special Education teacher in a preschool in upper Westchester. I taught in an inclusion room for half the day and a self-contained 12:1:1 class for the other half. I also provided SEIT services in various homes, schools, and agencies in Westchester County. After leaving the preschool, I taught the special education self-contained K-2 class in a public school in the Bronx for three years. I also teach swim lessons and am a lifeguard supervisor in the summers. My hobbies include swimming, boating, hiking, and anything outdoors. I look forward to a wonderful year!