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

    Hello, and welcome to my class! Room E119

    To tell you a little bit about myself, this is my seventh year here at Mountain Ridge High School and my eleventh year teaching in public education. In previous years I have worked with all grades, but I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with those enrolled in AP Language and Composition as well as ELA 1-2 this year. PLEASE NOTE: If you are enrolled in AP Lang & Comp there IS summer work. You can find this on the MRHS homepage towards the bottom, or by clicking on the following link: AP Lang & Comp Summer Work

    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, catching up with friends, and spending time with my family. My favorite author is Jane Austen and I can't get enough of cooking and baking shows, even though I don't really cook or bake.

    Email: melanie.hallock@dvusd.org

    Voicemail: 623-376-3149

    Room: E119

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

    Check your grades and attendance by clicking the link: PowerSchools

    Turn in assignments, find make-up/absent work & more: CANVAS

    (NOTE: Signing into your student's Canvas account gives you as the parent more access)


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

    Period 1: AP Lang & Comp                                               MON: By appointment

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

    Period 3: ELA 1-2                                                              WED: 2:15-3:00 PM

    Period 4: Lunch                                                                 THURS: ACA Prep & By appointment

    Period 5: AP Lang & Comp                                                FRI: --- 

    Period 6: Prep

    Period 7: ELA 1-2

    ***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 every Tuesday and Thursday as it is incorporated into the school day***