Teacher spotlight: Melanie Burton

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

Melanie Burton is a math teacher at Salisbury High School.

Family: Husband, Scott; Children, Roarke, Meredith, Kate and Sawyer

Favorite restaurant: El Patron

Favorite color: Hornet Red

Favorite class: All of them!

Favorite TV show: “Jeopardy” and “How the Universe Works”

Favorite book: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Favorite movies: “The Sound of Music”

Favorite sport or team: UNC Tarheels

Hobbies: Walking for exercise

Dream vacation: Switzerland

Prized possession: My TI-84 C Plus calculator, of course!

Actor who would star in the movie of my life: Sandra Bullock

Hidden talent: I play the flute and the piano

Motto: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!”

Three words that describe me: Caring, old-fashioned and dedicated

Someone who inspires you: My mom and dad

Greatest accomplishment: Running three marathons

If I’m a millionaire by age 50, I’ll: Invest the money for my kids’ college education