Key Largo, Florida
Patrick Melton is an experienced teacher and soccer coach who recently began his new role at Key Largo School in Florida in 2021. He is committed to providing both the best academic and athletic experience possible for his students. In the classroom, he encourages collaboration and creative thinking, while on the field, he works to develop both teamwork and individual playing skills.
He is an expert when it comes to using technology in his classroom and on the soccer field. Utilizing a mix of traditional teaching techniques with the latest educational tools, Patrick strives to create a learning atmosphere that is fun and engaging for students. He also encourages his students to use technology as a tool for collaboration, research, and creative expression.
Patrick comes to Key Largo School with a world of experience in soccer coaching. As a former collegiate athlete, he is equally committed to helping students reach their potential on the field as well as in the classroom. His strategy involves teaching fundamental concepts and repetition, while also emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. Through his passion for coaching, Patrick will help boost team morale and continue to inspire and motivate young athletes at Key Largo School.
Patrick believes in empowering students by providing the resources and encouragement they need to reach their potential. He is committed to helping students grow, develop, and excel, both on the field and in the classroom. When teaching and coaching, Patrick strives to create an environment that fosters collaboration and enthusiasm while simultaneously maintaining a strong emphasis on respecting each other’s differences. He also emphasizes practice fundamentals such as communication between teammates, staying focused through drills and exercises, as well as exhibiting inclusivity regardless of background or ability level – skills that are applicable beyond soccer.
Patrick is also an active member of the Key Largo community, where he volunteers his time to organize the school’s Spelling Bee and coaches the Florida Keys Soccer Club, the Islanders. In 2022, he was awarded the Monroe County School District GEMS award for his outstanding service and dedication to education. He currently teaches 4th grade and serves as the Middle School Boy’s Soccer coach. In his first year at Key Largo School, Patrick was named the New Teacher of the Year and was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the school district.