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By Luella Dow

Cindy Melhus teaches life skills to those who must learn by a ‘different path’


Cindy Melhus

Westwood Pathways second quarter honor roll students.

By Luella Dow

Staff Reporter

Once in a while you meet a person who has the patience, the skills and the natural talent to lovingly teach those of us who need to learn by a different path.

We’re talking about Cindy Melhus, who has taught in the Cheney School District 15 years, and now teaches special needs students at the new Westwood Middle School where these kids have an opportunity to learn more than you could ever imagine.

Melhus said, “We teach them daily life skills. Job skills help them understand realistically what they can do. I have been blessed with the nicest kids. We build t...

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