Springville High School is excited to welcome Melinda Banks to our language department. Banks moved from Topeka, Kansas, to come to Utah and teach German. She has been teaching for the last five years at George Washington Academy in St. George, Utah. During that time she has been a school librarian, a reading specialist, computer instructor, and an elementary school teacher.
Moving from such a beautiful and warm place, like St. George, to come and live in the cold and barren Utah County, Banks expresses some concern. “I like warm weather and lots of sunshine; I am nervous about living a Utah County winter,” said Banks.
Currently, Frau Banks is teaching here on A-days and then going over to our rival school, Maple Mountain, to teach on B-days.
Banks said, “My vision for German at SHS is to build the program so I can be here both A and B Days. So, sign up for German next year!”
Banks has three children. A daughter studying at Dixie State University and two boys in high school, a junior and a freshman.
Banks enjoys going to sporting events, musicals and plays, and just going out to the movies. She also plays the piano and loves to hike. The most unusual job she has ever had was working at a funeral home.
We’re so excited to have you, Frau Banks!