My name is Melissa Gravell. I am a second grade teacher at Bangs JB Stephens Elementary. I am proud to work at one of the best schools in Texas. I am honored to be teaching some of the most promising students in Texas as well. At this point in time, thier minds are an open book. I am excited to be able to teach them at an early age. I am always amazed by the students in my class. Their individual personalities and traits make my job interesting and exciting. Needless to say, there is never a dull moment.
I have been a teacher for 7 years. I tought 7th grade science for 5 years, and this will be my 3rd year to teach 2nd grade. I thoroughly love my job. I look forward to getting to know the kids in my class. I like to think of my class as a 'home away from home'. I feel responsible for my students academically, socially, and emotionally. I hope that each student feels comfortable to let their personality shine. I believe each student has something special to offer.
I am a teacher second only to my family. I have 3 boys that attend school at Bangs. They are the reason I decided to become a teacher. I did not know how much I loved children until I had kids of my own. My husband is a local business owner. He has a welding business and designs metal buildings, sheds and trailers. I am proud to come from a family of teachers. My father and mother have a combined total of 60 years of teaching. I also have 2 sisters that teach and coach. I have a family with strong moral values and strong christian faith. I hope to portray this in my teaching.
I can truly say that I look forward to my job. I LOVE what I do. I get to be a part of the lives of 20 kids who are just beginning to learn who they really are. I hope to have a positive impact on their lives. I am looking forward to another eventful, exciting, fun filled year!
Sincerely, Mrs. Gravell