Melissa Rummler » Welcome to Fifth Grade

Welcome to Fifth Grade

My name is Melissa Rummler, and I'm excited to welcome my students to Team 30.  This will be my nineteenth year of teaching.  While I'm a new face on the Lincoln campus, this will be my thirteenth year working with students in Redondo Beach.  My first five years were spent teaching fourth and fifth graders.  Then, I took an opportunity to move to Adams Middle School where I welcomed sixth graders to their first year of middle school.  After seven years at Adams, I decided to return to my elementary roots.  I am very excited to be a Lincoln Lion and look forward to working with my students and families.
I believe that school can be the most wonderful, exciting place to be on earth. We have many new things to learn, think about, and experience.  My goal is to create critical thinkers that are active participants in their learning.  All that I ask is that each student is simply responsible for working hard and always trying their best.  I hope to encourage students to continue developing a growth mindset and recognize that mistakes and challenges lead to learning.  One of my mottos is: Remember, school is a place to practice, not be perfect.