Welcome to Ms. Burgess' US History Class

Ms. Melissa Burgess



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree Interdisciplinary Studies Specialization in Special Education Minor in Sociology/Social Work

Ms. Melissa Burgess

A little bit about me... I graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplanary Studies with a specialization in Special Education as well as minor in Sociology/Social Work. This is my first year teaching here in Gainesville ISD and I'm so excited to be here! I came here from Keller ISD where I taught for 12 years. My first 2 years in Keller I taught 5th & 6th grade Inclusion/Resource before transitioning into the 6th grade regular education classroom. I have taught all 4 subjects but mainly have taught 6th grade Science & Social Studies. I also taught K - 5th Resource/Inclusion in Denton ISD for my first 6 years of teaching. Altogether, this will be my 19th year teaching total.

I was raised in a miliitary (Navy) family. I have an enourmous amount of respect for our countries service men and women. Veteran's Day and the Medal of Honor Program here in Gainesville are very near and dear to my heart and part of what brought me here to Gainesville ISD. Although this is my first year teaching US History I'm excited to get started and feel confident this will be a great year!