Mrs. Megan K. Sheehy Melucci
Click on the
following link to read about Franklin Regional's top SCIENCE scores in
the world! This article was published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette!
http://www.FranklinRegional.k12.pa.us/teachers/mmelucci/stuff/science scores 4.htm scores 4.htm
Mrs. Melucci was proud to be an active member of the Math/Science
Collaborative. As part of a five year, $18 million grant, the
organization assisted in improving science and math education in
southwestern Pennsylvania. The project involves about 143,000 students
and 5,000 teachers. Partners included 40 school districts, four
intermediate units, the Carnegie Science Center, RAND Corp. and Carlow,
Chatham, St. Vincent, and Robert Morris University.
Mrs. Melucci believes in a hands-on, inquiry approach
to science teaching. Students become scientists as they actively engage
in process focused labs and activities. Science success opens many
doors to future learning.
Thanks to parental support, grants, and the
extraordinary efforts of Heritage Building principals: Mr. King, Mrs. Gillen, Mrs. Shaneyfelt, and Mr. Buffone Heritage's Science Lab is a integral
part of Mrs. Melucci's and Heritage Elementary's science classes.
Students are fortunate to have a space dedicated to their science
Mrs. Melucci continuously writes grants for science
supplies. The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, Alliance for Career
Education, Heritage P.T.O., and PPG Industries are some of the
organizations responsible for funding very important grants that provide
numerous resources for our K-5 science teachers.
Mrs. Melucci is the Science Curriculum Coordinator for
students in grades K-5 in the FR School District. She learned how to
teach science in a meaningful way from her mentor, Mr. Tom Pearson.
Science is Everywhere!