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Mrs. Jane Melven
My name is Jane Melven, and I am teaching second grade this school year. I am so excited to be looping up with my wonderful Virtual FIVE first graders I taught last year from first grade to second grade. Harbison West is a very special school to me as I began my career here as a student teacher in first grade my senior year at the University of South Carolina. I have over 30 years of teaching experience in Lexington Richland Five and am looking forward to the opportunity to bring life to the magic of learning to my students. I am a native of Irmo and after graduating from Irmo High School, I continued my education at the University of South Carolina where I graduated with a degree in Education. I also obtained a Masters degree in Education from the University of South Carolina and National Board Teacher Certification in Early Childhood. My husband and I have three children. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, gardening, reading, grilling out, playing Scrabble and boating on Lake Murray. I know this is going to be another wonderful year of learning for my students and look forward to again teaming with their parents to help each child reach his or her fullest potential.