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Ms. Mackanic

ESL Teacher 

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Hello! My name is Melanie Mackanic. I am the part time English as a Second Language teacher here at Olive Chapel Elementary. I am originally from Texas. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Education. My husband Jeff and I have three grown children, Elizabeth, David and Jonathan. In 2003, our family moved to Cary from Arlington, Virginia. In 2015, I graduated from Meredith College with a Masters of Education in Reading. Over the years I have worked in a variety of educational settings, most recently teaching reading at an elementary in Wake County Public School System. This will be my first year at Olive Chapel Elementary. I am excited to be part of the Clipper Community! In my spare time I love reading books, going on hikes, and spending time at the beach.