All Melissa ISD buildings are closed through April 24, 2020 and until further notice. We will begin transitioning to remote instructional support on Monday, March 23, 2020. Please visit the link below for the latest updates, campus plans, and frequently asked questions and answers.

Remote Instructional Support Page

Meet the Principal

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Walter Perez, Principal

Mr. Perez joined Melissa Schools as the new principal at Harry McKillop Elementary in June 2016 with the goal of bringing all students and staff to their full potential.

In July 2016, Mr. Perez was named the 2015-16 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Texas PTA for his work at Tyler ISD.

Mr. Perez previously served as the principal at Austin Elementary at Tyler ISD. Prior to this, he served as an assistant principal and a teacher for 4th grade, 5th grade, and Gifted and Talented (GT) education.

An educator for 19 years, Perez earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ambassador University and his Master’s degree in Education Administration from Texas A&M.

Contact Mr. Perez at or (972) 837-2632.

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