Fifth Grade

Melissa Linkenauger

My name is Melissa Linkenauger. I am starting my 14th year of teaching at Patterson and my 16th year as part of the school. I have taught first, second, and now I am on my fifth year of teaching fifth grade. I love it here because we have such a great school, hardworking students, a supportive staff, and a wonderful community.
I have two of my own children. This year both of them will be here at Patterson.  Very exciting times! When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with them and enjoying everything outdoors that Colorado has to offer. I truly believe that family is very important and look forward to getting to know your child as well.
I believe that communication and teamwork is a vital part to a child’s success in the classroom. I look forward to working with this year’s fifth graders.

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Melissa Linkenauger and Jessica Bistram


Jessica Bistram
My name is Jessica Bistram. I have been teaching at Patterson for 14 years.  I taught sixth grade for half of a year, fourth grade for four years, third grade for one year and this is my seventh year in fifth grade.  Nine years ago I did a teaching exchange and taught third grade in England. Who knows where I will end up next!

I absolutely love to travel and spend my time exploring new areas. I spent my summer road tripping through the northern central United States. My goal is to make it to all fifty states, only three left!

I’m thrilled to start off this new school year. I can’t wait to explore our units and learn from each other. Please feel free to contact me with questions any time!
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Melissa Linkenauger and Jessica Bistram

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