Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Melinda Medeiros
Bachelor of Arts -Elementary Education magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Master of Arts in Education in Reading summa cum laude from East Carolina University
Currently, I am in my fourteenth year of teaching. I taught in first and second grades before obtaining my licensure in Exceptional Children. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Reading, as well as my National Board Certification. I am currently a reading teacher in the Title 1 Department.
National Board Certified Teacher 2010
Professional Development System Partnership Teacher-UNCW
2010-2016 Member of the School Leadership Team
2013-2014 Teacher of the Year for Richlands Primary School
2010-2011 Teacher of Excellence for Onslow County
2009-2010 Exceptional Children's Teacher for Onslow County
2009-2010 Bright Ideas Grant Recipient
2008-present Member of the Continuous Improvement Performance Project
2007-present Member of the Instructional Intervention Team
2007-present Lead EC Teacher
2008-2009 EC Reading Contact
2007-2008 Piloted the Number Worlds Math Program, Sonday Intervention Reading Program, and AIMS Web Curriculum Based Measurement, TEAM (2010/11)
2006-2007 Lead Science Teacher
I was born in Pensacola, Florida. However I have lived most of my life in Jacksonville. My father was a pilot in the Marine Corps so we bounced around quite a bit. Altogether I attended a total of eight different schools!
I have two children; Ashleigh, age 26 and Courtney, age 23. Ashleigh is a graduate of Richlands High School. She is mom to Mason (five) and Jaxon (12 months). Courtney has recently graduated from Liberty University and is working locally as a Mental Health Care Provider. Through the years, we have spent much time on soccer and softball fields. I really miss that family time as my girls have become older. But I am suspicious that Mason and Jaxon will be heading that way soon.
Other than the ball field, I would rather be on the beach with a good book! My favorite Christian Fiction author is Lynn Austin. My favorite classic author is Jane Austen. My favorite genre is historical fiction. I love books and music from many genres and would love to pass that along to my students.
We have been members of Harris Creek Missionary Baptist Church for twenty years. We enjoy participation in many church activities and events