About Teacher

Phone: 210-356-5000 ext.


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education Certifications in Art all-level General Education 1-8.

Ms. Melissa Volz

Welcome videos for the 21-22 school year.

PALS welcome Video Ms. Volz

Welcome video for Art students

Open House- Meet the Teacher Overview

 I am the Art and PALS teacher for Lopez Middle School.  This will be my 27th year teaching art and my fifteenth year teaching art and PALS at Lopez MS. I taught art in the Comal District for eleven years before taking a seven-year sabbatical to raise my two daughters. I am a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (Texas State) with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I hold certifications in Art all-level and General Education 1-8. I received several awards during my teaching career.  The awards I received are Teacher of the year for Lopez MS 2017-2018. Comal ISD, Teacher of the Year--1992-1993, Teacher of the month Comal ISD 1992, and Honorary lifetime PTA member 1999. You will find an article I wrote in the Arts and Activities magazine titled Jungle Batiks. I am a member of the Texas Art Educator Association. I have severed on several State committees.  I served as a consultant for the Texas Education Agency Fine Art -TEKS and on the Texas Education Agency State Textbook Committee. The teaching assignments and duties I hold on the Lopez campus are Department Chair Electives, Visual Arts Teacher, Peer Assistance Leaders (PALS) Teacher, Lead co-coordinator, and the Web Page Coordinator.

I enjoy spending time with my daughters, quilting, and finding new inspiration for my art students.  My daughters are both graduates of Reagan HS and Lopez MS.  Kenlynn is studying Wildlife Biology, focusing on Genetic Conservation at  Oregon State and Jamesynn (Jamie) is an Entrepreneur with a small business in  Austin. I am an artist who quilts all by hand and creates art using fibers.

Google Class Codes

  • Students will access distance learning assignment(s) digitally through google classroom. 

    • Art 2 Period Google Classroom Code: 6qj3oxt
    • Art 3 Period Google Classroom Code: hrcicsl
    • Art 5 Period Google Classroom Code: zim2vsy
    • Art 6 Period Google Classroom Code: cimbgam
    • Art 7 Period Google Classroom Code: ijxlwnd
    • Art 8 Period Google Classroom Code: gznrfbh
    • PALS 4 Period Google Classroom Code: essc63a

Class Schedule

  • Volz Schedule 21-22 

     Melissa Volz 21-22

    VOLZ Art and PALS Schedule






    Art 1

    1st Period-  Art Planning

    8:20-9:30 a.m.

    Art 1

    2nd Period- HS Art 1

    9:14-9:59 a.m.

    Art 1

    3rd Period- Art 1

    10:03-10:48 a.m.

    Art 1

    4th Period- PALS

    10:52- 11:57 a.m.

    Art 1

    5th Period Art 2


    Art 1

    6th Period  Art Adv 7th  

    1:00- 1:45 p.m.

    Art 1

    7th Period Art 1

    1:49-2:35 p.m.

    Art 1

    8th Period HS Art 1

    2:39- 3:25 p.m.

    Art 1


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