My name is Mellissa Stagner and this is my 10th year as a primary school teacher. It will be my 7th year at White Oak Primary.I taught 2nd grade for 6 years, preschool for 1, and am embarking on my 3rd year in Kindergarten! I couldn’t be more excited! Kindergarten is so special to me! I am ecstatic about all of the wonderful and exciting adventures this year promises!
I am originally from Mt. Pleasant, Texas and graduated high school from there in 2003. I continued my education at The University of Texas at Tyler where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. My teaching career began at Kilgore ISD. I taught second grade there for two years. After that, I moved to White Oak where I was closer to my family. I taught second grade here for four years before staying home one year to raise my two young daughters and teach a preschool at my home. Now, I am back and thrilled to be at the best school ever! I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to teach at such a great school again!
My husband is Skylar Stagner. He teaches chemistry at the high school and also coaches football and baseball. We just celebrated our 8th year as a married couple. We have a precious five year old named Elli, and an adorable 3 year old, Emery who we both adore. They have been the greatest blessings in both of our lives.
It is my goal this year to provide a warm, safe, stimulating environment where your child will develop skills and confidence which will prepare them for a successful academic career. Thank you for your support and I am excited to be working with you throughout the school year!
“Parents and families are the first and most important teachers. If families teach a love of learning, it can make all the difference in the world to our children.”
– Richard W. Riley