Phone: 618-509-3385


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Mrs. Melody Key

  Hello Students and Parents,

  My name is Melody Key and I am thrilled to be a part of Carr Lane VPA Middle School and to be teaching 6th grade ELA.  This is my first year at Carr Lane and I am so excited to see what this year brings as we navigate our way through together.  I was previously at Emerson Therapeutic Academy and KIA Academy in St. Louis. 

  I was born and raised in Chicago and spent most of my life there.  When I was 21 I moved to Germany for ten years.  I returned in 2010 when my youngest son was born.  I have three children of my own, my dauughter, Desiree who is 17 and a senior in high school, Xander who is 11 and in the sixth grade, and Miles who is 9 and in third grade.  My family and I live in Illinois, about 20 minutes from St Louis.  We love animals and have three dogs Skeeter, Ivy, and Tig.  We also have two twin cats named Enzo and Cass.  Our family spends a lot of time together, we love music, playing outside, and baseball....edpecially the CUBS!! 

  I currently am attending Central Methodist University where I am working on obtaining my master's degree in education. When I am not teachhing or working on my own school work I love to spend time with family and I love to paint and draw. 

  I am excited to share this school year with all of you and look forward to getting to know you all bettter along the way.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.  Below you will find important links for MS Teams as well as some contact information.  

Mrs. Key 


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phone number: (618) 509-3385