Phone: 469.752.0117


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed., Southern Methodist University B.S. Kinesiology, Applied Exercise Physiology, Texas A&M University

Melanie Algermissen

As our Campus Instructional Specialist and 504 Coordinator, I work with our teachers, students, and parents to ensure each child is able to grow and succeed within a safe, nurturing, structured classroom environment and through instruction that is tailored to meet his/her specific learning needs. Please reach out to me if you have questions about:

  • Academic or Behavioral Intervention
  • Section 504 Identification or Accommodations

I would love to speak with you!

About Me

I am a native Texan, originally from southwest Houston. I have lived in Dallas with my husband Mike and sons Logan and Evan since 2007.

I earned a B.S. Kinesiology with a specialization in Applied Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and was a health educator and strategic leader in the health and wellness industry for 14 years.

I earned my M.Ed. from Southern Methodist University with a focus in elementary education and literacy assessment and instruction. This is my fifth year at Barksdale, and I am very excited to work with our amazing students!

When I’m not in the classroom, I like to cook, garden, run, swim, play and travel (to the beach!) with my family, photograph beautiful sunsets, play piano, and read fictional novel series.