Melanie Rucker

Melanie Rucker

Melanie Rucker

Elementary Principal | Chillicothe R-II School District, Dewey Elementary

I am in my 22nd year as an educator and my “Why” is to give scholars voice in their learning and flexibility with their day so they can thrive in the environment. My experience with school is atypical for an educator. I was the child that was expected to do well based on who I was, which was not a benefit. I have been an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, special education teacher/administrator, and an elementary principal. My husband and I have three daughters and one granddaughter.