About Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Major : Bachelor of Science in Psychology Minor: English Master of Secondary English Texas Teacher Certificate, Secondary English (Grades 6-12) English Language Arts & Reading with STR (Grades 4-8) English as a Second Language Supplemental (Grades 4-12)

Mrs. Melinda (Mindy) Waters

Welcome to Tejeda Middle School! I teach Debate I/II/III. I am also the PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership and Service) teacher. This is my fourth year at Tejeda, as I returned to the classroom after taking time off to raise my kids and be an active volunteer in our district and community.

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in English (WHOOP!). I also earned my Master of Secondary Education from University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 2002. I have taught 9-12th English/Pre-AP English and 7th & 8th GT in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Alma ISD, and Pulaski County Special School District. My husband and I have two children who attended Tejeda and Johnson High School. Go JAGS and TIMBERWOLVES! Our son is a junior at Texas Tech and our daughter is a freshman at the University of Texas. Go RED RAIDERS and LONGHORNS!

This year is going to be full of challenges and new learning opportunities. I am here to help you make your mark at Tejeda and ensure you have a successful school year!

Class/Daily Schedule

  • 1st: Debate I

    2nd: Debate I

    3rd: Debate I

    4th: Debate III

    5th: Conference

    6th: PALS

    7th: Debate II

    8th: Debate I