Welcome to First Grade!

Kim Downs



Melinda LittleMelinda Little

I am very excited to be at Vandenberg World Cultures Academy.  I have taught in Southfield for fifteen years.  I am a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and I also attended Michigan State University for my Masters degree. 

I live with my husband, Vince, my son, Austin, and my daughter Camille. Austin is a senior in high school and Camille is a freshman. I also have a sweet dog name Colby. I enjoy spending time with my family, walking our dog, and traveling to Atlanta to spend time with my extended family.

Leaping Ahead!

  • Individualized Reading Instruction
  • Environment Conducive to Learning
  • Student centered learning activities
  • Ongoing partnerships between home and school
  • Ongoing Spanish and Chinese Language Instruction
  • Off-site Learning experiences
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Project based learning opportunities
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Advanced Placement Program