My name is Melinda Sprinkle, and I currently teach United States History 1865-Present to sixth graders at Forest Middle School in Forest, Virginia. I also teach one sixth grade World Cultures class. I love teaching history to middle school students, and I love to travel. I have been to Mexico, Japan, Canada, Germany, the Dominican Republic, and many states throughout America. My love of history and travel combined with my love of technology make a great mix in the classroom.
Professionally: Personal education is an important part of being a teacher. I currently hold a master’s degree in Instructional Technology from VA. Tech–”Go Hokies!” I also have my National Board Teaching Certificate in Early Adolescence/Social Studies-History.
Personally: I have two children: Ean-7, Eric-1. They are the love of my life, and we have a lot of fun together as a family. They both make me laugh, and I would be totally lost without them. My husband and I were high school sweethearts. Life never has a dull moment in our home!
Whole Brain Teaching is a new adventure for me as I continuing to learn in the 21st century. I am excited to be a part of this cohort of educators. During this class, I want to learn more about Whole Brain Teaching and how to implement it with my classes. I want to help all of my students become better learners, especially the 'hard to reach,' challenging students.