Melodie Haddon - Music & Sacramental Prep Teacher

My Qualifications

I earned my bachelor degree in Music at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, specializing in Piano and Voice.  I also play all the brass instruments along with percussion.  I have taught Orchestra, Band, and General Music for the Kettle Moraine School District.

My Teaching Philosophy

I would like everyone to have an understanding and an appreciation for music.  Music is around us all the time, from the movies we watch to the radio we listen to. 

In our classroom, I like to keep my students engaged in rhythm, singing and moving to the music.  In our worship, music is like praying twice!

Why do I teach at St. Joe's?

I am a very strong advocate of Catholic Education.  This is the time when our students develop a strong faith, that will stay with them for life.  This is the place we can learn about our faith in all aspects of our learning.  As a child, I attended a Catholic Grade school, and I believe it made me who I am today. 

I love the feeling of family in Catholic schools; it's one thing that really sets us apart.  It's great to see the older children bonding with the younger children.  With small classes, parental participation, and a wonderful principal and support staff, I am really excited to be a part of this school family.

Fun Facts about Me

I have 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren.  My husband is retired from Mukwonago Schools; he was the maintenance person for over 40 years.  Now, we watch our younger grandchildren, which keeps us young!

I also have collies, which we show.  One of our collies placed sixth in 2007!

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