Gamma Social Studies
Phone: Phone Ext. 8636
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Theatre with History Minor MEd Secondary Education Reading Specialist Endorsement SEI Endorsement
Mrs. Melanie Wells
Who is Mrs. Wells? Well, many in Cave Creek know me as Ms. Taylor, I was married over Spring Break in 2015. I was born in Nebraska and lived there until 1986 when my family moved here to Arizona. My undergraduate education was through ASU; I received a BA in Theatre with a History Minor. I then spent four years in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry. In 2001, I returned to AZ to pursue my teaching certificate. I began teaching in Cave Creek in 2003 and have spent my entire career here at STMS. In 2008, I went back to school and earned a Master's Degree in Education. Now, I enjoy spending my days in the classroom and my evenings and weekends with my husband and dogs.
Contact Me: Melanie Wells
My Educational Philosophy
I believe the purpose of education is to create life-long learners out of my students. My hope is that they have a desire to continue to educate themselves long after they leave my classroom. I strive to make connections between the history we learn in class and the world in which we live today. I encourage students to develop their own opinions, to use evidence to support these opinions, and to allow those opinions to evolve as they grow.