College – University of Massachusetts at Amherst & Virginia Commonwealth University
I feel very fortunate to serve as principal for the fourth year here at Greenfield. I truly love coming to work everyday and sharing my day with your children.
Our #1 goal is to work together to provide the best possible experience for our students. This will be my fourth school, and I can assure you there is no better place than Greenfield! My previous 15 years in education have been primarily spent serving in Henrico County. I have taught both 1st and 4th grades, served as an instructional coach in the area of mathematics, and spent my last four years with Henrico County as associate principal, before beginning my journey as principal with CCPS.
I was raised in Ramsey, New Jersey, but now call Richmond home. My husband and I live in Manakin Sabot, VA, with our two elementary age children and two dogs. I am an athlete and lover of the outdoors. On the weekend you can find my family hiking in the mountains or escaping to the beach whenever we can. We are an active family and always on the go!
Our school focus continues to be student growth. In an effort to meet all of our students’ needs, we have implemented numerous frameworks: K-2 bridge framework, K-5 30 minute IE Block, and most recently, our school wide house system, allowing opportunities for collaboration across grade levels.
Communication is key! Our doors are always open, so please never hesitate to contact us! We will be sharing our story and all the great things happening within our school through various outlets with the hopes of reaching everyone! Every week, you will receive a school-wide email message detailing the week ahead. This should serve as a reminder for events and activities, that have previously been shared by your child’s teacher.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet each and every family that we have the privilege to serve.
It’s going to be our best year yet!
With Greenfield Pride,
Melissa T. Reams
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