Detroit Red Wings November 2021 Teacher of the Month

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Detroit Red Wings November 2021 Teacher of the Month


Melissa Condevaux


Cooper Upper Elementary; Livonia Public Schools

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

Melissa Condevaux has been in education for ten years. She started her teaching career in lower elementary but has been teaching sixth grade for the past six years and loves every minute of it! While living in NYC as an actress, she volunteered with a children’s library program which changed the trajectory of her life. She went back to school and graduated with her Masters in Education from the University of Michigan. Melissa is the mom to three boys, 15 year old twins, Teo and Luc, and 13 year old Elliot, and a chocolate lab, Maxie.

Who is your favorite NHL® player and why?

Dylan Larkin!! He’s a fellow Wolverine and we have followed him since he was at UM 🙂 He’s the favorite of our whole family!

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

I love how engaging the Future Goals program is with my students. They are so excited to long on and continue their journey to achieve the Stanley Cup. I also love how it has brough some of my more shy students out of their shell! (A few play hockey and were able to share their experiences) STEM can be found in all areas of hockey, from the perfect temperature of the ice to the angles used when shooting and using the boards to bounce a puck off of, it is an amazing way to hook kids into STEM thinking while also making it super fun!

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

I would play Left Wing because that is the position my son plays!