Meet Coach Carras

                                   

Welcome to our team!  My name is Melissa Carras and I am really looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year with you and your child. Third grade is such an exciting time because students develop so much while becoming more organized, responsible, and independent. Although the year promises to be challenging, we will have a lot of fun along the way too!

My husband and I moved to Mount Pleasant 9 years ago and this marks my 10th year teaching third grade at Charles Pinckney Elementary.  I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2001 with a BS is Elementary Education and a BA in Sociology.  I also earned a Master’s in Teaching from Miami University through the Ohio Writing Project in 2005.  Before coming to South Carolina, I taught third grade for six years in Springboro, Ohio and Lumberton, New Jersey.

                                        
When I am not in the classroom, you may see me around town with my daughters Camryn and Chloe Mae. We love taking long walks through our neighborhood, visits to the pool, and spending Sunday mornings watching beach volleyball on the Isle of Palms.

My goal for this school year is to make it the best learning experience that I possibly can. As a class, we will engage in many meaningful hands-on learning activities.  I believe children learn in different ways, therefore a variety of teaching techniques will be used throughout the year. I am really looking forward to a spectacular year here at Pinckney.  Together, we will make this year your child’s best yet!