Phone: (469) 752-8594


Degrees and Certifications:

• Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University • Master of Science in Agriculture & Natural Resource Sciences, Tarleton State University

Mrs. Larson


Howdy! Welcome to my faculty page!

My name is Melissa Larson and I am proud to call Otto Middle School my new home. I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, but am excited to be living in the Metroplex! After graduating from high school, I obtained my Bachelor's in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University and then my Master's in Agriculture and Natural Resource Science from Tarleton State University. I was a graduate teaching assistant while at Tarleton and really enjoyed my time in the Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences department. I've also worked as a wildlife intern with Texas Parks and Wildlife, and participated in study abroad trips to both Southern Africa and the Caribbean. 

My purpose as an educator is to foster a love for lifelong learning in all of my students, create a safe and engaging classroom environment, encourage positive collaboration between peers, and ultimately make a difference in the lives of the children that I teach.

When I'm not teaching, I love to hike with my adventure buddy, Buck (my blue heeler/border collie mix), mainly because I enjoy being outside in nature in my spare time. I also enjoy birding in the local parks and nature preserves, as well as reading fiction novels and watching TedTalks.

Class Schedule

  • 1st Period: Conference

    2nd Period: Science 7 (9:16 - 10:05 AM)

    3rd Period: PLC (Department Planning)

    4th Period: Science 7 (10:59 - 11:46 AM)

    Lunch (11:46 AM - 12:16 PM)

    5th Period: Science 7 (12:20 - 1:07 PM)

    6th Period: Science 7 Honors (1:11 - 1:58 PM)

    7th Period: Science 7 Honors (2:02 - 2:49 PM)

    8th Period: Science 7 Honors (2:53 - 3:40 PM)

Tutorial Schedule

  • Before School (7:45 - 8:20 AM)

    • Monday - Tuesday & Thursday - Friday

    After School (3:40 - 4:30 PM)

    • Monday - Thursday