Welcome to Mrs. Ritchey's 8th Grade Science Class!

Phone: 1-940-665-4062


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.