Meet the Director:
Welcome to eStem Downtown Elementary School!
My name is Melissa Hurst, and it is a privilege to be named Interim Director of eStem Downtown Elementary. Dedicated to the field of education for more than seventeen years, I have experience as a teacher, curriculum developer, counselor, and administrator. I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to Downtown Elementary and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at eStem Downtown Elementary by building strong relationships with parents, students, and our community partners. We will focus on developing the whole child through character education, application of state standard skills, and consistent implementation of instructional strategies to increase student achievement. The use of data will drive instruction while providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.
It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors- teachers, students, and families- are excited to be here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Furthermore, an open door policy and feedback from families are vital components of a successful learning community.
I feel truly blessed to be the Director of an outstanding school community. Together we can and will achieve. Above and beyond, it’s what we do!