Melinda Chau portrait

Melinda Chau

I have been a teacher in Bloomington Schools since 1996, and I feel just as excited today as I did my very first year. I joined Elements in 2011 here at Ridgeview. Before this, I spent 15 years at Normandale Hills teaching fourth and fifth graders. Hands down, Bloomington students and families are the best!

Besides spending time with my school kiddos, my biggest pride and joy is definitely my family. My husband Quyen and I have two boys of our own. Nate is our oldest and is a student and football player at Bethel University.  Our youngest son Nolan attends Jefferson High School and is involved in basketball and golf, along with his studies. 

When I’m not cheering on my boys in their activities, I spend my time running or hiking with our dog Bailey. I also love to read, preferably on our deck in the sunshine. When I do have the TV on, it’s usually to Food Network. My boys are wonderful guinea pigs and definitely practice their honesty as I try new recipes on them!

I’m looking forward to another fantastic year of learning and wonder with my third graders here at Ridgeview! Watching them grow and be creative inspires me, challenges me, and brings me immeasurable joy!

Grade 4
Ridgeview Elementary
(952) 806-7123
Grade 3
Ridgeview Elementary
(952) 806-7123


Class Name Periods
G400-HR 208 Homeroom Gr 4
G400-HR 209 Homeroom Gr 4
G400-HR 998 Homeroom Gr 4
G403-SS 208 Social Studies Gr 4
G404-SC 208 Science Gr 4
G405-HE 208 Health Gr 4
G500-HR 204 Homeroom Gr 5
G500-HR 205 Homeroom Gr 5
G500-HR 998 Homeroom Gr 5
G503-SS 204 Social Studies Gr 5
G411-LA 208 DA ELA Gr 4 ELA (Main)
G511-LA 204 DA ELA Gr 5 ELA (Main)
G412-MA 208 DA Math Gr 4 MATH (Main)
G512-MA 208 DA Math Gr 5 MATH (Main)