Read our latest Community Update: Spring Reflection & Looking Ahead to 2020-2021. This update includes our summer operating schedule, as well as reminders and resources for families as we begin the summer break and prepare for the upcoming school year.
The Teacher Spotlight is a weekly piece where we feature our leaders at Melissa Schools. Check back each Monday during the school year to meet a new teacher!
The final Teacher Spotlight for the 2015-16 school year shines on Jennifer McFarland from Harry McKillop Elementary, nominated by Principal Leanne Bush. Mrs. McFarland teaches “a class full of amazing first graders” and this is her first year in Melissa.
Learn more about Mrs. McFarland below!
I have known that I wanted to be a teacher since Kindergarten. I have always loved school and learning. I can remember playing teacher when I was six with my brothers as the students.
It is a special moment to introduce the wonderful world of poetry to young children. Hearing them read poems will put a smile on anyone’s face, especially when they try to master tongue twisters. I love to see their creativity as they are writing poetry.
My favorite Core Value is Honesty. I learned at a very young age the importance of being honest. I strive to do my best to instill this in my students. Though it is not always the easiest thing to do, it is the right thing and we become better people for it.
The best thing about being a Cardinal is the strong community of Melissa, TX. I love seeing the high schoolers, police, firemen, and other members of the community opening car doors for the students at HME. I have seen this community continue to come together in times of need as well as triumphs. I am proud to be a part of the Cardinal Family!