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FlexTech High School
7707 Conference Center Drive
Brighton , Michigan 48114
United States

Company Description: "FlexTech offers an environment that's more in line with the way many students live and learn today, from both an educational and practical standpoint," according...   more

Employment History


  • doctorate degree
    Capella University
  • undergraduate degree
    University of Michigan
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Melanie ..., 16 June 2015 [cached]
Melanie Laber
Melanie Laber
Meet the Faculty | Oakland FlexTech Academy, 23 Dec 2014 [cached]
Melanie Laber
School Leader ABD Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University MA Education in Curriculum and Technology, University of Phoenix
For the past 12 years, Melanie has been a mathematics educator working at both the middle and high school levels. In addition to teaching as a face-to-face instructor, Melanie has been highly involved in online learning. She worked as an online instructor for Michigan Virtual High School and was named Michigan's Online Teacher of the Year, 2009. Aside from teaching in the virtual classroom, Melanie has also spent the past five years developing math curriculum for the online classroom. Furthermore, Melanie has worked as an adjunct online math professor for the University of Phoenix. Melanie brings a lot of enthusiasm and passion to her position as School Leader. She is committed to ensuring that students have a positive and successful experience at FlexTech High School. Melanie has been married to Dr. Corey Laber, a local chiropractor for 11 years.
MVU Facts, 24 April 2014 [cached]
MVS teacher Melanie Laber was named the second Michigan online teacher of the year in December 2009.
State Superintendent of Public ..., 7 Dec 2009 [cached]
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Flanagan, Melanie Laber and MVU President Jamey Fitzpatrick
Online instructor Melanie Laber excels in the virtual classroom LANSING - Melanie Laber teaches trigonometry, geometry and pre-algebra to students in Detroit, Paw Paw, Traverse City and Houghton. She was recently named Michigan's Online Teacher of the Year.
Laber is an online instructor for Michigan Virtual School; she teaches in a virtual classroom for schools all across Michigan. The course content and instruction all happens over the Internet, with students logging in to follow lessons and complete assignments, and Laber interacting with students through e-mail and discussion rooms.
In addition to her online teaching responsibilities, Melanie has also developed online mathematics professional development courses for Michigan educators and helped to author many MVS math classes. Laber excels in the virtual classroom. That is why she was chosen as the second Online Teacher of the Year by Michigan Virtual School, a division of Michigan Virtual University® (MVU®). Michigan Virtual School has trained nearly 450 online instructors like Laber since it was launched nine years ago.
Melanie is all of these things and more, and she represents the very best in what is a new and growing field.
As educators we must embrace this change to meet the needs of our learners," Laber said. "Students are able to store and retrieve information quickly which means that we must nurture students' critical thinking and collaboration skills so that they are able to make sense of the amount of available information. The online setting breaks down barriers that exist in the face-to-face classroom. It provides the opportunity for students to take any class imaginable and succeed because of the plethora of available resources."
Like most of the contracted Michigan Virtual School instructors, Laber teaches in the face-to-face environment as well as online. In addition to teaching for MVS on a part-time basis, she teaches math classes at Hartland Middle School in the Hartland Consolidated School District in Livingston County.
"By embracing new educational technology, Melanie is changing the way math is taught in our schools and helping Michigan produce the skilled, educated workforce needed to compete in today's global economy, said Governor Jennifer Granholm.
Laber was one of five finalists for the Online Teacher of the Year Award.
Laber and the other four finalists were honored during an awards banquet in at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing December 1. The dinner was attended by educational leaders from around the state, and sponsored by AT&T, Microsoft and netTrekker, a leading educational search tool.
News Room - Press Releases, 2 Dec 2008 [cached]
The other finalists were Molly Bruzewski, an education consultant from Bay City who serves as an MVS online instructor in American Government, Legal Issues and Advanced Placement Government and Politics; Melanie Laber, a mathematics teacher at Hartland Middle School who teaches math online for MVS; and John Goudie, a biology teacher at the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center who teaches Bioethics online for MVS.
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