Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Education Master's degree in Educational Leadership
Mrs. Melissa E. Barrientos
Becoming a parent is what ignited my passion for teaching. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Brandon, for fifteen years and we have two beautiful daughters Isabella 15 and Guiliana 11. When my daughter Isabella was a toddler, I loved watching her play. Seeing her eyes light up when she learned something new filled my heart with joy. I knew then I was born to teach and often found myself talking about going back to college.
Four years later, when Guiliana was born I realized there would never be a good time to return to school. I just needed to stop making excuses as Nike says, “Just Do It!” Two years later, I graduated from Texas A&M University-San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Since then I have completed my Masters of Education in Administration.
I am a product of Northeast; I graduated from Madison High school. This is my seventh year teaching at Walzem Elementary. It is a privilege to serve such a great community of learners! I am looking forward to another amazing year.