Gamma Social Studies

Phone: Phone Ext. 8636

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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

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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.