Melanie Podobea is very excited to start her second year teaching bright and curious First Graders! She grew up in Arizona, and received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. Melanie also has a minor in Biblical Studies and has taken many child-focused classes. She has worked with children in various settings ranging from tutoring to the hospital pediatric department. She fell in love with teaching here at VCA and looks forward to seeing how her students grow academically and in their character. 


Melanie has 9 energetic nieces and nephews that really triggered her love for children, and is also a group leader for her church's Sunday School program. She enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with her husband and family.