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Mrs. Melanie Rucker
This year our theme is Ready…Set…Grow, because we are ready to begin a new journey with creative Science Lab activities to inspire and stimulate your child’s growth. I am Melanie Wideman Rucker, your child’s Science Lab teacher. I was born and reared on Mims Drive here in McCormick, SC. My parents were the late Horace (Pie) and the late Dorothy S. Wideman. I am the fifth child of nine children. I attended school right here in McCormick County. For over 38 years, I have been teaching in the McCormick County School District. I attended Piedmont Technical College and Lander University where I obtained degrees in Secretarial Science, Business Education, and Elementary Education. I was married to the late Glenn Rucker. Our two daughters are Kimberly and Pamela Rucker. I am a Christian and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Greenwood, SC. My hobbies include singing, reading, walking, watching movies, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy teaching the Cubbies class in the Awana program at my church.
I am extremely excited to serve you and your child this year. Your child is a precious member of our school with unique talents and abilities. I have high academic expectations for your child. Using innovative creativity, critical thinking, and technology to collaborate and communicate, we are Ready and Set to Grow your child's knowledge and wisdom.