Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Mrs. Melinda Decker
Welcome to Arabi Elementary and Mrs. Decker's class! Mrs. Decker is a Minnesota native who has made her home in the Irish Channel of New Orleans for 20 years. She has been teaching for 22 years, most of those years spent teaching in St. Bernard Parish Public Schools. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, following in her parents' footsteps, who are both retired teachers. Mrs. Decker has loved seeing her former students all grown up and now have children of their own coming to Arabi Elementary. She is a charter member of The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, and enjoys parading and hosting Mardi Gras guests from out of town every year. Mrs. Decker and her husband enjoy sailing on their sailboat on Lake Ponchartrain, going to beautiful beaches any chance she gets, and is an animal lover with 2 kitties at home.