Ms. Mottet

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Melissa Mottet

    Welcome to my 3rd grade Math, Science and Social Studies classroom!  I am so excited about this new adventure and look forward to our year together.  I am partnered with Mrs. Whitehill who will be teaching Reading and Writing to both of our classes.  Please use this page as a resource throughout the year to stay informed about what we are learning.  The best way to reach me is through Dojo Messaging.  You can also email ( or call 704-932-8121.
A little about what to expect in my classroom... I have very high expectations for my students and create a calm classroom environment that is focused on learning. Please convey to your child that he/she will be expected to work hard especially when tasks are hard, follow directions quickly, and most importantly be respectful through both words and actions to everyone. I do believe that school and learning should be fun but each student must do his/her part for that to happen.

A little about me...     
I grew up in Ohio then moved down to beautiful North Carolina right after high school.  In the 1990s I had a career as a corporate trainer for a couple of restaurant corporations which allowed me to travel all over our country including a couple visits to Alaska.  I attended UNC-Charlotte and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  This is my 14th year teaching with majority of it spent teaching 2nd grade.   Besides teaching here at Forest Park, I have also taught in Cabarrus County, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and Rowan-Salisbury School systems.  I believe all children can learn and be successful.  My job as a teacher is to find the way to present academics and opportunities in a way that allows students to develop a love of learning and reach their full potential.
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This summer I met my favorite author Patricia Polacco and toured her home and studio where she writes and illustrates her amazing stories. Priceless memories!


 "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."    - Nelson Mandela