• Hello Kindergarten Families,
    My name is Melodi Cochran.  I have been teaching Kindergarten for 22 years.  I began my Kindergarten journey at Fort Crawford Elementary school in the New Kensington/Arnold School District.  I then taught for 12 years at Grandview Elementary, severn years at Fawn Primary Center, and now two years  Highlands Early Childhood Center.   Kindergarten is a very special place to be every single day!  Along with the children, I am always learning and growing to provide the best educational foundation.   
           I attended North Carolina State University and received my teaching certification from IUP.  I am a 1991 graduate of Highlands.  I hold an extreme amount of pride for the brown and gold.  My husband Dennis is also an alumni and very involved in our community.  I have three children, Taylor, Emily and Luke.  Five dogs; Milo, Willie, Ali, Eevee, and Rocky.  I also have a cat Theo. 
             In Mrs. Cochran's Kindergarten classroom we build on friendship and family to create a nurturing and loving learning environment. We live by the motto that there is no "I" in TEAM.  We work together, help each other, and care for one another.  
                                                                 Mrs. Cochran