Bacon Elementary School

5844 South Timberline Road Fort Collins CO 80528
Phone: 970-488-5300 Fax: 970-488-5306 Attendance: 970-488-5310

Melissa Hartman

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About Me
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Greetings from the computer lab! I am very excited to be sharing with you all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place in the world of technology at Bacon so far this year! After 17 years as a kindergarten and second grade classroom teacher (11 of those years right here as a Bulldog!) the opportunity to work with each and every student attending Bacon has been a fun and exciting change. The last six years have been a tremendous and wonderful learning curve for me and I am excited for the direction Bacon is headed in the world of digital learning. I firmly believe and have discussed with each class from kindergarten through fifth grade, technology is a tool for learning. In the words of author and educator David Warlick “We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”


BA ~ Sociology-Emphasis in Elementary Education: University of Northern Colorado
MA ~ Educational Technology: Lesley University


Fort Collins, CO

Why I enjoy teaching: 

What I like most about teaching is the sense of wonder students bring to every experience. It is magical when curriculum connections meet childhood enthusiasm.

What I like most about my school: 

What I like most about Bacon Elementary is the amazing relationships among students, student and staff, and the wonderful and supportive staff and family community.

Interest & Hobbies: 

My hobbies and interests are reading, camping, walking my dog, listening to music, playing with my kids and spending time with my family and friends.

My Favorite Book: 

My favorite children's books are Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

First year as a Bacon Bulldog: 
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Favorite Quotes: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein
“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” – Chinese Proverb