• Melinda Frates


    Orchard Park Students and Families, 

    As a graduate of Westminster Public Schools, I have always wanted to teach in the community I grew up in.  I have had the pleasure of teaching grades 3-6 as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist K-5 and an instructional coach. This year I am thrilled to start 2022-23 by being able to work with students PK-8 in multiple settings as the new Dean of Students.  

    I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Adams State University with a K-6 Elementary License.  In addition to having my B.A., I hold a Master's Degree in Supervision, Administration and Leadership K-12.  

    I have been in the district for 19 years and have had the pleasure of teaching students from parents that I went to school with as a child. Education has always been my life-long passion and I truly believe cooperative learning is important in every classroom.