Hello my name is Melinda Holthaus. I currently teach 1st grade at VACDES. This is my 15th year here at VACDES! I live with my wonderful husband Hans and our three amazing kids Kennedy, Ryan and Levi. Our oldest son is stationed in Florida with the Coast Guard. We also have a wonderful lab named Bentley. My family enjoys hiking, biking, and camping. If I have a few extra minutes to spare, you will see me reading a book.