• "To be great is to be misunderstood" Ralph Waldo Emerson


    Hello, and welcome to my class!

    To tell you a little bit about myself, this is my fourth year here at Mountain Ridge High School and my eighth year teaching within public education. In previous years I have worked with all grades, but I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with freshmen again.

    I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my Bachelor's of Science in Education with an emphasis in English and a minor in History, and upon graduation I received Summa Cum Laude Latin honors in addition to Liberal Studies honors. While attending NAU I worked for the university's honors writing and mentoring programs as well as had the opportunity to be an HON101 facilitator. 

    On a personal note, I am originally from California and enjoy reading, playing with my dog Arlo, as well as hiking and skiing with my husband Michael. 


    Email: melanie.hallock@dvusd.org

    Voicemail: 805-419-3375

    Please be advised that my email is the best way to contact me.

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    Class Schedule                                                                  Office Hours  (Office Hours are subject to change)       

    Period 1: Prep                                                                    MON: By appointment

    Period 2: ELA 1-2                                                               TUES: ACA Prep & 2:15-3:00 PM

    Period 3: ELA 1-2 (H)                                                         WED: 2:15-3:00 PM

    Period 4: Lunch                                                                  THURS:ACA Prep & 2:15-3:00 PM

    Period 5: ELA 1-2                                                                FRI: By appointment

    Period 6: ELA 1-2 (H)

    Period 7: ELA 1-2 (H)

    ***Any changes in the above office hours will be communicated to all classes on the board. Students are encouraged to let me know when they are coming so that I can plan accordingly to help them in the best way possible. Students should also take advantage of Aca-Prep on every Tuesday and Thursday as it is incorporated into the school day***