My name is Melinda Holthaus. I currently teach 1st grade but have also taught 2nd grade at VACDES. This is my 11th year at VACDES! I live with my husband Hans and our three kids Kennedy, Ryan and Levi. Our oldest son is stationed in the N.Y.C. with the Coast Guard. We also have a wonderful lab named Bentley. My family enjoys hiking, biking, camping and skiing. If I have a few extra minutes to spare you will see me reading a book.