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Mrs. Melanie Rathke


Welcome to Sixth Grade at Concord Middle School.  Mrs. Rathke is excited to work with you this year as you begin your middle school journey.  She grew up in Cabarrus County and graduated from Central Cabarrus High School.  She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she is currently in her twenty-fourth year of teaching.  She has taught in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and in Berlin, Germany.  This is her first year at Concord Middle.  Prior to coming to CMS, she taught for thirteen years at Harrisburg Elementary (third and fiourth grades).  She has been married for thirty-one years and has three daughters, Nicole (27), Allie (22) and Caitlin (20).  She also has a sweet malti-poo named Charlie! She loves the beach and spending time with her family!




***Please feel free to email Mrs. Rathke at  She welcomes any questions or concerns.