Melissa McDonald

Smoky Row Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

900 West 136th Street (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 571-4084 ext. 1732


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About Me

Hi!  I am Miss Melissa McDonald, and I am so excited to be teaching on the 3rd grade team at Smoky Row!  I have taught in the district since 2011.  I am originally from Carmel, and I went K-12 in the Carmel Clay Schools.  I attended Carmel Elementary, Carmel Junior High, and Carmel High School.  After I graduated from CHS, I went to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I graduated Xavier with a degree in Public Relations, but realized after graduation that I really wanted to be a teacher.  (Kids, it is usually more acceptable to change your major in college BEFORE graduation, but I am glad that I went on to take more classes!)  I received my Ohio teaching certificate after attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  I started teaching in the Cincinnati Public Schools in 2000 and continued there until 2005.  In 2005, I started teaching in the Norwood Public School system where I taught until I moved back to Carmel in 2011.  I love teaching and learning!  I have a son named Oakley.  He is seven years old, and the absolute love of my life.  He goes to Smoky Row as well. He likes sports and museums.  He keeps me very busy because we also love to hang out and do fun stuff together.  We also have a wonderful rescue dog, Reggie, named after my favorite football player, Reggie Wayne.