Hello, I'm Mrs. McMellan!
A little bit about me:
I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and moved to Texas when I was a little over a year old (not fast enough as far as I'm concerned!) I grew up in Roanoke, Southlake and Flower Mound. I graduated from Edward S. Marcus High School and the University of Texas at Dallas. I was originally an accounting major, but after tutoring my friends in high school and college; then children of friends, I realized that it was my calling to teach Mathematics. This is my 14th year working at W.E. Pete Ford Middle School and my 3rd year on the 7th Grade Math Team, before that I taught Math 8 & Algebra I Pre-AP.
Math is not easy for everyone nor does everyone find it interesting or fun. My goal is make math fun, interesting and understandable for ALL students!
I love technology and use it whenever possible and encourage my students to appropriately do so as well.
My husband, Aaron, and I have been together for 17 years. He is retired from The United States Marine Corps. We have one child, Aidan, who turned 3 at the end of May. I have two dogs named Mack and Madison. Mack will be 14 years old at Christmas and is a Queensland Red Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) and Madison is a 12 year old German Shorthaired Pointer. I love all animals, but life wouldn't be the same without dogs!!
In my spare time I enjoy playing golf, snowboarding, archery, needlepoint, origami, doing crossword puzzles, reading, gardening, baking, watching sports (mostly baseball), playing with my 2 dogs and spending time with my family.
I love to travel. I have been to 20 out the 50 states and 3 other countries: Canada, Mexico and Japan. My favorite place is the Rocky Mountain National Park; the mountains, rivers, animals and nature are u
My Favorite Quotes:
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~ Anatole France
"We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us." ~Stephen Covey