Smith, Melinda

 My name is Melinda Smith and I teach first grade here at John H. Shary Elementary.  This is my first year in first grade and I am excited to get to know this grade level and have fun with these new firsties!

I have taught in Sharyland ISD for 9 years, 8 of which have been in Kindergarten.  I have a passion for Early Childhood Education and love to see our littlest students grow and learn.  I was honored to be named John H. Shary Campus Teacher of the Year in 2016-17 as well as District Teacher of the year 2016-17. I accredit those honors to all the teachers and administrators I have worked with throughout the years that have inspired and challenged me to be the best that I can be! 

I attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for 3 years and finished up school at UT PanAm after moving to the valley.  I was an Air Force “military brat” growing up and moved around a lot during my youth.  The Valley has been home to me and my family for the past 17 years.

I am so happy and excited to be working with you and your students! Only together can our students be truly successful! I look forward to an awesome year!