Phone: 573-842-2100


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education M.S. Elementary Education

Ms. Melinda Scott

As I add information to my web page throughout the year, I will always add it to the top & change the updated date in the top left corner.  

I have been a teacher for the last 24 1/2 years. I started my career teaching 3rd grade in Florida in January 1999. I taught there for 1 1/2 years before a military move brought me to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. I taught kindergarten my first 2 years here at Laquey Elementary before being hired to teach in the Waynesville district. I taught kindergarten at Thayer Elementary on Ft. Leonard Wood for one year then I taught 1st grade for a couple of weeks before a 3rd grade teacher was needed at East Elementary and I was moved due to my prior experience. I taught at East for the next 3 years. When Freedom Elementary opened in 2006, 3rd grade was moved here. I taught 3rd grade until Aug. 2017 when I moved down to 2nd grade. This move filled my gap, so now I've taught kindergarten through 3rd grade. I am looking forward to another wonderful year in 2nd grade.

I have a wild child dog named Smokey. He will be a year old in Oct. & he is a toy Austrailian Shepherd. Gibbs is my other dog and he will be 5 in Dec. He is a pound puppy who is a beagle shepherd mix.


My Favorite Things

I always ask about the children's favorite things, so I decided to share some of mine.

Drink-Mt. Dew, Crystal Light

Snack-Reese Peanut Butter Cup, Doritos

Restaurant-Lucky House, La Familia


Teaching-The "ahh" moments

Pet- 2 dogs

Hobby-bowling, hand knitting, & reading