Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!
My name is Roberto R. Medellin - though I am more regularly known as "Bob".
I very proud to say that I have been working for HPS for 30 years. I have worked at all levels in the district - ranging from Kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary (my first 6 years) to Holland High School - Co-Teaching Chemistry and Biology Extended. While most of my career was spent as a Middle School Counselor (8 years at East Middle School and 2 years at West Middle School), I have to say my most interesting stint was that of Reproductive Health Teacher for both 5th grade (1 year) and 7th grade students (2 years). In both cases, my students were very appropriate and respectful and I was very proud to be able to instruct them during this "delicate" time of their lives. I have also worked at Van Raalte Elementary- Fifth grade (6 years), East Middle School - ESL teacher (1 year), Longfellow 4-5 building - Fourth grade (1 year) and Harrington K-3 building - Special Ed. (1 year). I have been a high school student council advisor, have been a middle school student council advisor and Calling All Colors student advisor.
During the last four year at Holland High - I have been a Special Education teacher (co-teaching), an 8th grade teacher -for a class entitled Teen Choices - and an Academic/Behavioral Interventionist (ABI). I also served as the district's ABI. Hablo espanol tambien. Wheeww!
I am a graduate of Holland High Class of '78. I attended Central Michigan University where I earned a Bachelor's of Science in Education, specifically Special Education for the Cognitively Impaired K-12. I also have certification to teach at the K-5 level and an endorsement to teach Bi-lingual Education K-9. I earned a Master's in Counseling K-12 through Michigan State University.
I have two children - both graduates of Holland High - Taylor Medellin Class of '08 (attending Grand valley State University) and Jordan Medellin Class of '11 (attending Michigan State University). I am married to the famous and fabulous Laura Medellin who also teaches for Holland Public Schools. She is currently teaching 1st Grade at Jefferson K-7.
Fourth Grade Teacher at East K-7
This year I am returning to East, as a 4th grade teacher. My homecoming - sort of speak- is met with great nostalgia and excitement! Though East is no longer a middle school, it is still one of my favorite places to be.
I look forward to working with my 4th grade students, parents and East staff members. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
and as always... GO DUTCH!