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Melissa L. Burton's Introduction                                            

Melissa L. Burton

G.W. Carver Stem Learning Center

Math Interventionist





Bachelor of Science of Education Texas A & M University-Commerce
Master of  Educational Technology and Library Science Texas A & M University-Commerce
Certifications: Generalist PK-4, 4-8, ESL PK-8, Library


5 years Duncanville ISD
10 years Lancaster ISD


I was born across the street from a teacher, and was in the classroom from the time I can remember, long before I started school.  I played school on a daily basis and "taught" all my neighbors what I knew.  In fact, one of my "early students/neighbors" graduated salutatorian of his class and I like to think I had something to do with it.  I started off as a computer-science major, but my heart was not in it, and I eventually returned to do what I wanted to from the beginning.  I have taught many different grades K-6th and love interacting with students.

I have developed a passion for teaching math since I have been teaching.  Although I was a good student, I was never "fast" at math.  I did everything the slow way and I always took forever to complete my assignments.  In learning to teach math, and from experience in teaching I have learned ways to make math seem easier and I strive to teach these methods to all students I am in contact with.  

My passion is not solely in math, but in teaching as a whole.  Seeing the light bulb come on in them is almost as exciting as feeling the light bulb come on in myself as I learn something new from my students.  



“There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.” (Charles F. Kettering)

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” (Chinese Proverb)