To provide a safe environment with instruction geared to produce life-long learners and responsible citizens, able to successfully compete in a challenging, changing world.

To provide engaged learning that supports and reinforces the educational efforts and goals of our ten middle schools and five high schools 


Melissa Barnes, Teacher of the Year for 2013-14

Melissa Barnes has been named Round Rock Opportunity Center's Teacher of the Year for 2013-14.  She is a high school math instructor and teaches Algebra II, Geometry and Statistics.

"                                   Melissa Barnes
"I grew up in Oklahoma with three brothers and one sister,"Barnes said.  "I graduated from Oklahoma State University ( Go Pokes !!) with a bachelor’s  in Math Education.   After graduation, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona 
where I taught high school math and coached basketball and track for 10 years.  Briefly returning to Oklahoma, I taught middle school for one year.   The past five years I have been at the Round Rock Opportunity Center, a place I believe has the best staff and students.


" In the midst of those years, I took some time off to have four beautiful daughters, who still keep me crazy busy.  I can’t remember a time when I was not surrounded by children, either by my students at school or my own at home.   I have loved every minute of it and wouldn’t trade it for anything."     

"I still believe in the power of a teacher and the impact we have on our students.  Even more so, in this day and age when everything is going technical, we touch hearts in a way no piece of machinery will ever be able to duplicate."