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Melanie Daulton
Hopkins Elementary
Kindergarten Teacher
Math Teacher Leader

Welcome to Hopkins Elementary and Mrs. Daulton’s Lilypad!  Kindergarten is a very exciting part of your child’s life and I am so glad to be able to share it with you.





I grew up in a small town in Rockcastle County.  After graduating high school, I attended Sue Bennett College where I received an associates degree in Business Administration.  I then transfered to Cumberland College where I received my bachelors degree in Business Administration.  After graduation, I moved to Lexington where I worked as a claims assistant for an insurance company and a customer service rep for a cable television billing company.  I moved to Somerset in 1990 after marrying my husband Marvin.  I have been blessed with 2 wonderful children who attend Somerset Schools.

I started my teaching career in 1994 at Northen Middle School teaching 7th and 8th grade math.  After 2 years, I transfered to Southern Middle School where I taught 7th grade math for 8 years.  I started teaching for Somerset Independent Schools in 2005.  I have been teaching kindergarten for 6 years.


Educational Background

· Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration
· Minor in Economics
· Certification in Elementary Education
· Middle School Endorsement in Mathematics
· Masters in Educational Leadership
Philosophy of Education
It is my belief that everyone within the school district plays an important role in the educational process.  All children can learn when given the appropriate guidance and support.  I personally believe that teachers hold the key to a students success. By providing a positive environment, teachers can promote self-worth which leads to academic achievement. Education is a life long process which does not end after high school or college.  By instilling the belief that learning is an on-going process, maximum potential can be achieved.
Class Rules
· Listen and follow directions
· Control yourself – keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
· Be kind – no teasing
Consequences For Unacceptable Behavior
  • Warning
  • 10 Minutes Timeout
  • 15 Minutes Timeout
  • Parent Contacted
  • Principal