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Mrs. Melissa Cockrell
I am the Reading/Instructional Coach here at McCormick Elementary School. This is my third year serving in this role at MES. Prior to becoming an instructional coach, I taught elementary school for nine years and middle school reading intervention for one year. Most of my teaching experience has been in 4th grade, and I love working with children in the elementary setting. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and consider myself to be a life-long learner. I have 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 elementary education, literacy teaching, literacy coaching and gifted and talented instruction.
I am married with four children, ages 6, 8, 11 and 13. My husband is a native of Edgefield, while I grew up in central Florida and moved to the area about 12 years ago. As a family, we enjoy camping and being outdoors as often as possible. I also enjoy reading, writing, and anything craft-related.