Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education Bachelor of Science, Special Education.

Ms. Melanie Townley

I am originally from Massachusetts and I moved to Cave Creek in 2007. I am a CCUSD alumni and completed my middle school years at Sonoran Trails. I enjoy spending my free time with my animals and family. I am a proud Dog mom (Drop) and have a rabbit(Wednesday) and horse(Breezy). For the past three years I have been a resource teacher at DSA but was excited to accept this position into the PATH program since I have always wanted to teach at the Middle School. 

Educational Philosophy

  • My Philosophy of Education is that every child deserves the chance to learn in their own way and that as teachers we need to be able to supply children with the right tools and environment for them to learn. As an educator, I give my students the same respect that I would want to be shown and create and foster relationships that help them strive for learning. I like to engage my students in their learning and teach them self-advocacy skills to help them know how they learn best and be able to advocate for themselves in the future.