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“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.“

–Rapunzel from Tangled

Mary Ann Mello


Mary Ann Mello is a second grade teacher at Hope Valley Elementary school in Chariho. Her educator superpower is her willingness to try anything! She is not afraid to fail. She firmly believes that we learn from our mistakes. She is excited to be a part of Fuse RI because she loves to problem solve with teachers. She is excited not only to share the things she has learned through her blended learning journey but also looks forward to learning more tools for her classroom as well.
  • Created and implemented a STEAM program for her elementary school
  • Provides district PD on creating hyperdocs and PBL activities
  • Coached teachers in implementing blended learning in their classroom
  • Holds positions on various curriculum and PD committees in Chariho


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“Full STEAM ahead for new program at Hope Valley School,” article in The Westerly Sun by Cynthia Drummond.