Melinda Haake


I am a born and raised Texas girl!  My family moved around several times while I was growing up, so I know how it feels to be the 'new kid'.  I graduated from Lancaster High School and then attended Cedar Valley College, while determining what I wanted to be when I grew up! I worked in a private school while attending college, where I found my passion for teaching!  I then transferred to SAGU, where I graduated with a BS in Elementary Education (grades 1-8).  Throughout my 17 years in public school education, I have taught 1st grade at Life School in Oak Cliff, 2nd grade in Ferris, and 6th grade Math in Ferris (returning after 4 years being a stay-at-home mom), until finding a home at Stafford Elementary in 2013 teaching 3rd grade Math and Science.  I am also a certified ESL and GT teacher.  I truly believe I work with the best team here at Stafford!

I am happily married to my best friend and husband, Eric.  We will celebrate 20 years of marriage this year.  We have two amazing kids: Bryant, a sophomore at Italy HS and Gabi, an 8th grade grader at Italy JH.  They both are very involved in various activities, academic and extracurricular!  We love watching them both shine! We love spending time as a family going to church, traveling, or just hanging out at home!

I am looking forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!  

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