Welcome to Melissa Gucker's Online Portfolio!

        My name is Melissa Gucker and I want to thank you for visiting my Professional Teaching Portfolio. This portfolio offers a wide collection of my work in regards to my completion of my Master's of Arts in Education through Michigan State University. One will find pieces of each class taken to obtain my Master's, philosophical thoughts, as well as student samples and pictures.

        Professionally, I teach 3rd grade at
Challenger Elementary in Howell, Michigan. We are currently the only school-wide Title 1 school in Howell (out of seven elementary schools). At Challenger I also have the opportunity to co-teach with our Special Education Teacher as well as one other general education teacher. This being my fourth year teaching at Challenger, I am still amazed with my students and the abilities they each possess. I feel I have learned just as much as each student that has walked through my doors. I hope you enjoy your time spent visiting with the offerings of my portfolio!
"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." ~Marva Collins