Gunstream Elementary School

Lissa White

My name is Melissa White, and I am thrilled to join the Gunstream campus this year as Instructional Coach!     My role is to support teachers through professional development and implementation of effective instructional practices to accelerate learning for all students.  My passion for supporting teachers began with Instructional Coaches supporting me as a classroom teacher, and seeing the power in professional collaboration.  I’ve also taught undergraduate and graduate education courses, which has always inspired me to support and encourage teachers in their roles.

I received my bachelor degree in Elementary Education from John Carroll University, with a concentration in math education.  I also hold an Intervention Specialist master’s degree and reading endorsement from Notre Dame College of Ohio.  I started my career in education 17 years ago working with students with special needs, and have carried a passion for seeing children learn and thrive ever since!  As a teacher, I’ve taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6thgrades in both general or special education settings both here in Texas and in northeast Ohio.  I came to Frisco ISD 5 years ago, and love living in Texas!

Outside of school, I am the proud mom of my 22-year-old daughter, Imani, and two dogs.  I love to swim, travel, do home repairs and remodeling, and watch movies.  I’m active in my church and volunteer with both music and the nursery.