Ms. Melissa Machovsky
Me and my daughter


I am thrilled to be a member of  the Bancroft Kindergarten team this year!   I began my teaching career at the FAIR School, where I taught 4th Grade for 5 years and then moved to Kindergarten for 4 years.  This will be my second year teaching at Bancroft.  

As a child I attended St Louis Park schools and graduated from St Louis Park High School.  Both my undergratuate degree, with a major in Political Science and minors in Elementary Education and Psychology, and my Master's of Arts in Education, where I focused on teaching writing, are from Hamline University.   My teaching license is for K-8th grade with a Social Studies endorsement for middle school.  

My teaching philosophy begins with embracing the whole learner, and balancing academic, social, and personal growth for each student.  Throughout the year I work to help my students become independent learners who are able to explore, play, and inquire about topics that matter to them.    I love to integrate movement and singing into my curriculum, and welcome family members of my students to bring their talents into our classroom!