Mrs. Melissa Cockrell

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Mrs. Melissa Cockrell

I am the Curriculum/STEAM Facilitator at McCormick Elementary School.  This is my fourth year serving the students and teachers of MES.  Prior to becoming an instructional leader, I taught elementary school for nine years and middle school reading intervention for one year.  I am passionate about teaching and learning, and consider myself to be a life-long learner.  I am excited to share that I recently began pursuing my Doctorate of Education in the area of School Administration and Supervision.   I've earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University, and a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of South Florida.  In addition to these degrees, I have completed additional coursework in for certification in elementary education, literacy teaching, literacy coaching and gifted and talented instruction.  I love working with students and teachers in the elementary setting.

I am married with four children, ages 7, 9, 12 and 14.  My husband is a native of Edgefield, while I grew up in central Florida and moved to the area about 13 years ago.  As a family, we enjoy camping and being outdoors as often as possible.  I also enjoy reading, writing, and anything craft-related.  

I look forward to seeing what new opportunities our unique 2020-2021 school year will bring!