Phone: (928) 773-4060 extension 2528 Google Voice (480) 744-1108


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts Areas of Certification: Early Childhood Education English as a Second Language Special Education Birth to 3rd grade

Ms. Melva Thompson

My name is Melva Thompson and I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade this year. I moved to Flagstaff from Maryland in June 2018. I have fallen in love with Flagstaff already! I am also a mother and a grandmother. I love travelling, horseback riding, and eating out.

I am beginning my 14th year of teaching. I have taught students from Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. I have had the privilege of working with students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I have experience working with English language learners and students that have needed extra support through the special education program. I enjoy learning as  much as I love teaching.

I try to make learning fun for my students by implementing technology into my classroom daily. I love using games and hands-on activities to enhance the learning experience for my students as well. But, I also take the varied interests of the students in my classroom into consideration when I am planning lessons and other activities for the class.