Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. My name is Melissa Garner. I will be teaching you Math, Science, and Social Studies. My partner teacher Miss. Smith will be teaching Reading and Language Arts. I graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019. This will be my 10th year here at LaVega. I am also a LaVega graduate, so I have the blue and gold in my blood.
Away from school I like to spend time with my family. My husband and I spend most of our time, and money, enjoying our 3 daughter's extracurricular event. McKinnah(17) is my oldest and is a senior this year. She is the creative one. Sagen(13) will be in 7th grade. This one is my athlete. My baby Blakely(6) will start Kindergarten this year. Between them all we participate in Dance, Cheer, Softball, Colorguard, Band, Basketball, Volleyball, and track. My husband is a Firefighter for the City of Waco and is the Fire Chief for the volunteer department in our community. The girls and I are animal lovers. We have 4 dogs; 2 labs-Gypsy and Blaze, a Corgi- Jersey, and a mini-schnauzer- Magnolia. We also have a crazy spoiled cat named Maximus.
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you, students and families. This year will be a challenge for all of us, as we navigate through this new normal. My goal is to not let any of the changes hold us back from achieving anything we set out to do. Welcome Back!!!!