Phone: 406-433-5132


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Mrs. Melani Drane

Hello! I am so excited to be at Sidney Middle School! I am part of the Special Education team and look forward to meeting new students as well as reconnecting with last year's students. I believe that my role as a Special Education teacher is to facilitate the growth of each student so that they may become the most successful, productive, and happy version of themself possible. I believe the purpose of school is to produce future leaders, inventors, and problem solvers through fostering curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, independence, and responsibility.

My husband and I moved to Sidney in October of 2022, when I joined the Special Education team at Sidney Middle School. We have three daughters, one grandson, two granddaughters, and two spoiled dogs. I recieved my education through Montana State University-Billings. Prior to coming to Sidney we lived in Broadus, where I worked for the school district. I had the privilege to work with multiple students in one on one settings, allowing me to witness their daily growth and achievements. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me!

You will find a link to my Google Classroom on this site. If you are not familiar with using Google Classroom this tutorial for parents and students may be helpful: