OUR MISSION:
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.

OUR VISION: 
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."