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 6th grade ELAR (Block and Honors), as well as 7th Grade AIM class. This is my second year at Tejeda, as I returned to the classroom last year 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 our daughter will be a junior at Johnson High School. Go JAGS and TIMBERWOLVES! Our son graduated from Johnson last year and is starting his first year at Texas Tech. Go RED RAIDERS!

This year is going to be full of challenges and new learning opportunities. We are all in this together, and I am here to help you make your mark at Tejeda and ensure you have a successful 6th and 7th grade year!

Class/Daily Schedule


    2nd: 7th Grade AIM

    3rd (4th): 6th Grade Level ELAR Block

    5th (6th): 6th Grade Level ELAR Block

    7th: 6th Grade Honors ELAR

    8th: 6th Grade Honors ELAR