Melissa Reese joined Meridian in 2018 as the assistant principal for third through fifth grade students at the primary. She was born and raised in Central Texas where her family still resides. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2006 with a bachelors degree in education and taught third and fourth grade at an IB/PYP school in Killeen for eight years. In that time, she pursued her Masters degree in leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. While working toward that degree, Melissa accepted an offer to become the IB/PYP Coordinator at an Elementary school in Waco, Texas. She also was the Professional Development School (PDS) site Coordinator for the PYP campus and Baylor University. This helped build the relationship to host Baylor education students to their partnership campus. In 2014, She received her Masters degree in Administration and Leadership and continued to guide this school through their IB journey even taking them through a very successful evaluation. In 2017, She accepted the position as Assistant Principal at that school.
In hopes to move closer to the Round Rock area and be a part of this wonderful school, Melissa accepted the position of assistant principal at Meridian. She was excited about this different opportunity to see the Continuum from PYP to DP. She truly believes that through IB, every child can be valuable citizens of our world. She has attended category I and many category 2 and 3 PYP trainings.Melissa is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris, of 26 years and has 3 daughters. Lindsey, 26, an art teacher in Ft. Worth; Ashley, 22, a nursing student in college; and Lillian, 16, a junior in high school. She loves her faith, her family, her fur babies.