Melani Kirk is in her 8th year with Thomas Edison Charter School. She completed her bachelor's degree at Arizona State University and her master's at Northern Arizona University. Mrs. Kirk spent the first 8 years of her career at the Franklin schools in Arizona teaching PE, 2nd grade, and 6th grade before moving to Utah. She taught one year of 5th/6th grade in Provo before coming to Thomas Edison in 2004. Mrs. Kirk spent the first two years at Thomas Edison gaining more classroom experience teaching in kindergarten and middle school English as well as beginning the role of Instructional Specialist. As the current Director of Instruction, Mrs. Kirk is a Spalding Certified Teacher Instructor and loves her role working with teachers, students and parents.