2nd Grade Teacher
University of Louisiana Monroe – Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction
August 2019 start
Western Governors University – M.Ed. Learning and Technology
Ashford University – B.A. Instructional Design
Graduated Cum Laude with Honors
Member of Sigma Epsilon Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi
Melanie is a member of TCEA, a Certified Google Educator and an Apple Teacher. Melanie attained her Masters of Education in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University and holds her B.A. in Instructional Design from Ashford University. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the University of Louisiana Monroe seeking a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. While at Ashford, she was inducted into one of the university's student organization, Sigma Epsilon Kappa. ΣΕΚ is an organization of mostly ladies supporting each other as non-traditional students. In February 2015, Melanie was also inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an education honor society.
Highly Qualified - EC-6 Core Subjects
Highly Qualified - EC-12 Technology Applications
Apple Teacher Apple recognizes faculty member Melanie Thomas as an Apple Teacher. Apple Teachers are recognized for their understanding of how to use Apple products for teaching and learning. They have proven knowledge of using iPad, Mac, and built-in apps to enhance productivity and inspire creativity in their classrooms and beyond. Apple honors their achievement and commitment to creating the very best learning experiences for students.
Melanie and her husband, Matt, were married at an aquarium in front of sharks! They live in Bonham with their 2 crazy kids; a 17-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. Rounding out the family is their hyper yet loveable Boston Terrier named Olivia and a smooshed face cuddly English Bulldog named Rocky. Both of her children attend BISD schools. Melanie is originally from Oklahoma but has lived in Texas since 1995. Because her roots are in Oklahoma you can hear her screaming "BOOMER" during fall Saturdays.
When Melanie isn’t teaching she enjoys digital scrapbooking, watching TV, and chilling on the couch. Melanie likes to be on computers and play games (board or computer). She also loves sloths and her dream came true over the summer by being allowed to feed and pet some!
Melanie’s favorite quote is:
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson