Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melinda Medeiros



Bachelor of Arts -Elementary Education magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Master of Arts in Education in Reading  summa cum laude from East Carolina University





Currently, I am in my seventeenth year of teaching.  I have taught in first and second grades before obtaining my licensure in Exceptional Children.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Reading, as well as my National Board Certification.  I am currently a third grade teacher. 


Girls on the Run Coach

Three time Donor's Chose Grant Recipient 

National Board Certified Teacher 2010

Professional Development System Partnership Teacher-UNCW

2010-2016 Member of the School Leadership Team

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year for Richlands Primary School

2010-2011 Teacher of Excellence for Onslow County

2009-2010 Exceptional Children's Teacher for Onslow County

2009-2010 Bright Ideas Grant Recipient

2008 Member of the Continuous Improvement Performance Project

2007-2018 Member of the Instructional Intervention Team

2007-2017Lead EC Teacher

2008-2009 EC Reading Contact

2007-2008 Piloted the Number Worlds Math Program, Sonday Intervention Reading Program, and AIMS Web Curriculum Based Measurement, TEAM (2010/11)

2006-2007 Lead Science Teacher


About Me:

I was born in Pensacola, Florida.  However I have lived most of my life in Jacksonville.  My father was a pilot in the Marine Corps, so we bounced around quite a bit.  Altogether, I attended a total of eight different schools! I am married to my high school sweetheart, Clark, who graduated from Southwest High School.  I graduated from Jacksonville High School.  

I have two children; Ashleigh, age 27 and Courtney, age 24.  They are both graduates of Richlands High School.  Ashleigh is mom to Mason (eight) and Jaxon (three).  Courtney has a seven month old daughter Olivia.  Through the years, we have spent much time on soccer and softball fields.  I really miss that family time as my girls have become older.  However, I am looking forward to watching Mason, Jaxon and Olivia on the ball field.

Other than the ball field, I would rather be on the beach with a good book. I love books and music from many genres and would love to pass that along to my students. My hobbies include running and outdoor adventures. I have run several marathons, half-marathons, and Ultra races. I enjoy hiking, rafting, tubing, water sports, and zip-lining. 

We have been members of Harris Creek Missionary Baptist Church for twenty-two years.   We enjoy participation in many church activities and events