Melinda Huffman

1st Grade Teacher

(660) 438-5965

Times available

Tuesday - Friday 1:00-1:45

Daily Schedule:

7:35-8:05 Breakfast

8:05-8:20 Read Aloud/Calendar


9:30-10:00 Recess


10:30-11:15 - Writing

11:15-11:45 Lunch

11:45-1:00 - Writing

1:00-1:45 - Specials 

1:45-2:30- Recess

2:35-3:00- Snack

3:00-3:35- Phonemic Awareness

3:35         Read Aloud/Load Buses


Special Classes:

Monday - No School

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - P.E.

Thursday - Library/Computers and Counselor (12:00-12:30)

Friday - Music


B.S. in Early Childhood Education - 1994 Graduate
B.S. in Elementary Education - 1994 Graduate
Gallatin R-3 High School, Gallatin, MO - 1990 Graduate

Teaching Experience:

1994 - 2012 - Elementary School Teacher - Kindergarten -   RME Warsaw R-IX School District.

2012 - 2015 - Elementary School Teacher - 2nd Grade - South School Warsaw R-IX School District.

2015-2019 - Elementary School Teacher - 1st Grade - South School Warsaw R-IX School District.

2020-2021 - Elementary School Teacher - Kindergarten - South School Warsaw R-IX School District.

I was born and raised in Gallatin, MO. I lived in the country with my parents and two sisters. I attended school in Gallatin from kindergarten thru high school. I enjoyed participating in marching, concert and pep band, track, pep club, FBLA, golf, 4-H, girl scouts and many activities at my church.  I graduated from Gallatin High School in 1990 and started that fall in my education classes at Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg, MO.

My husband, Jason, and I met while in high school. We were married in 1991. Many changes occurred in my life that year - I was a new wife, attending college, and working part-time in Sedalia. In 1994, I took on a new role...I became a "mom".  Our first daughter Halleigh Ayn was born and 10 days later I graduated from CMSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  I was employed by Warsaw R-IX School system to teach Kindergarten at West school.  Ruth Mercer was my mentor.  What a great year!!

We moved to Warsaw in 1997 to be closer to my work. Jason started his own business and we moved to the country.  Our second daughter,  Erika Marie, was born in 1999.

Halleigh is 26 and just earned her college degree in Early Childhood, is married, has a son and a daughter.  Yes, I'm a Nana and love spending every minute of my time with Brady, Molly and now Abram!!  Erika is 21 and lives in Sedalia, is married, and has earned a associates degree in education. She also gave me a new grand baby, Abram Scott.   Besides being involved in the many activities of my family,  I enjoy camping, swimming, traveling, gardening and playing with our dog, Ella our lab.

I am so excited this year to be teaching Kindergarten again.  It is going to be a wonderful adventurous challenge and I can't wait to get started!!  My life is busy, trying to keep up with my family and teaching.  I love it and wouldn't change a thing!