About Teacher

Phone: (210) 407-5600


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature Master of Science, Urban Multicultural Education

Mrs. Melissa Hardin

Welcome to Gifted and Talented at Oak Grove & El Dorado!  I am thrilled to teach your child!  This is my 20th year teaching and my 19th year in NEISD.  I have taught first, second and fourth grade, along with kindergarten through fifth grades in Gifted and Talented.  I attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but have been a happy Texan transplant ever since I received my MS degree.  I love everything technology and will be integrating it as much as possible in all that we do!  The best way to reach me is via email or Seesaw, both of which go directly to my phone. You can even text with me directly via Seesaw.  


Class Schedule

  • Unlike a typical homeroom, my class schedule looks different each day. Therefore, I do not have a set daily conference/planning time. If you prefer to conference on the phone or meet in person, I'll be happy to do that, but will need to make arrangements with you at least 24 hours in advance.  Thanks so much for your ongoing support!

    Beginning in October:


       8:40-11:15   1st Grade

       11:45-2:15   2nd Grade

    Tuesday   8:45-2:15   3rd Grade

    Wednesday   8:45-2:15   4th Grade

    Thursday   8:45-2:15   5th Grade


       8:00-11:30 Testing &/or Kindergarten "Push-In" Services

       1:00-4:00   GT PLC Meetings

    Beginning in January:

    Friday   8:30-12:30   Kindergarten

    (Each Kindergarten group is provided GT services at the home campus beginning in the Spring Semester.)