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Melanie Raleeh


Melanie Raleeh Bio

My name is Melanie Raleeh, and I am the proud principal of Walker Elementary School. I grew up in Bonham, Texas, and I graduated from Bonham High School in 1989. While a student at Bonham High School, not only did I value learning and academics, but I also participated and excelled in sports. It is through all of these experiences I learned the importance of building positive relationships in order to maximize a person’s performance.
After graduating high school, I received my undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor Degree in Early Education in 1993. I furthered my educational expertice by obtaining a Masters Degree in Education Administration and a Diagnostician Certification from Texas A & M.
My teaching career began in my hometown of Bonham,Texas. I had the unique experience of teaching fourth grade on a campus where I once was a student, and my colleagues were once my teachers. I was selected to be a Boys Town trainer of teachers that year which led me to Omaha, Nebraska to teach at Boys Town. After a year of teaching at Boys Town, I accepted a job teaching fourth grade at Glen Oaks Elementary School in McKinney. I knew instantly that the McKinney Independent School District was my home. I loved the McKinney community, and I wanted to give McKinney ISD my best. I wanted to be an advocate for the students and parents plus provide the teachers with the training, materials, and support that they needed and deserved. For the past 27 years, I have been blessed to serve McKinney ISD in many roles, such as teacher, assistant principal and principal at Glen Oaks, Bennett, Eddins, McClure, and currently at Walker.

I have healthy competitiveness and I strive for excellence and success for all!