Melanie is a Utah native. She was born and raised in Orem, graduated from Orem High School, and then attended Utah Valley State College. She has three children who have all attended American Heritage School. Mrs. McConkie is an avid reader and loves education. She volunteered in her children’s classrooms and the library until she joined the American Heritage faculty as a third-grade teacher in 2005. After teaching for four years, Mrs. McConkie moved from the classroom to the library. She loves assisting teachers and students with all of their media needs.