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University of Minnesota Duluth


UMD Children's Place

The College of Education & Human Service Professions


UMD Children's Place: 260 Kirby Plaza, 1208 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812; (218) 726-6727, Email:


Children's Place Staff

Melinda Ferry

  • Toddler Educator

About Melinda

Hello, I’m Melinda Ferry and I am proud to be a part of the teaching staff at UMD Children’s Place and look forward to continued work with the toddlers, their families, and the team!

I graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, licensed to teach birth to sixth grade, kindergarten, pre-school, and family and parent education.   I also hold an Early Childhood Special Education licensure from UMD.  I have experience working with a variety of ages of learners and abilities, and enjoy working with young children the most.

My husband Scott and I have two grown children.  We enjoy spending time with our family and our one year old grandson. In my free time, I enjoy flower and vegetable gardening,

spending time outdoors, and taking short and long trips.