Phone: 406-433-5142 Room 105


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Elementary Education BS Special Education

Mrs. Melani Drane

Hello! I am so happy to be a part of the Special Education team at Sidney Middle School! 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 themselves 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.

I received my education through Montana State University-Billings. Prior to coming to Sidney, we lived in Broadus, where I worked for the school district for several years as a para-educator. During that time, I had the privilege of working with some AMAZING students in one on one settings, allowing me to witness their daily growth and achievements. My experience as a one on one aide reinforced my belief that building positive relationships with my students and their families increases student success. 

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: