Welcome to Mrs. Ritchey's 8th Grade Science Class!
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of General Studies EC-6 Generalist 4-8 Core Subjects ESL
Mrs. Melissa Ritchey
I will be starting my 22nd year of education this 2022-2023 school year, and my first year at Gainesville Jr High School. I am excited about being a Leopard! I have taught all grade levels and all subjects from 1st-8th grade, as well as being an administrator. I have been teaching 6th-8th grade science, among other subjects, for the last 5 years. I am also trained in dyslexia intervention. I have a passion to help students reach their full potential. I am a firm believer that every child can learn if they are given the right tools to do so. I love Jr High students, and I can't wait to get to know each student personally in my class this year!
I am married with 2 grown children. My husband and I just recently moved from Dalhart, TX (TX Panhandle) this summer. We are excited to be in the area. In my spare time, I love to read, learn new things to become a better educator, and cook. I also enjoy spending time with my family.
I am excited about starting this new school year with you! I am blessed to be a part of the GISD family!
Daily Schedule & Conference Time
Science 1st Period 7:50 - 8:45
Science 2nd Period 8:48 - 9:43
Advisory 3rd Period 9:46 - 10:16
Science 4th Period 10:19 - 11:14
Honors Science 5th Period 11:17 - 12:53
B Lunch 11:50 - 12:20
Honors Science 6th Period 12:56 - 1:51
Conference 7th Period 1:54 - 2:49
Honors Science 8th Period 2:52 - 3:45
Office Hours: Tuesday 7:15 - 7:40 a.m.
Tuesday 3:50 - 4:15 p.m.