Melanie Cummings » Welcome


  Welcome to Mrs. Cummings' page. I am one of the resource teachers for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade reading and 5th resource Reading. This is my 24th year at Ellendale Elementary and my 34th year of teaching. I am thrilled to be part of Bartlett City Schools. I graduated from Bartlett High School. (I won't say what year!) It is especially rewarding to be able to teach in the system where you attended school! 
   I know that God called me to be a teacher. I knew from a very early age that I wanted to teach and that special education was my calling. I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in Special Education from the University of Memphis. Go Tigers! I am available to answer any questions you may have about my class or our program for exceptional children. I may not have the answer, but I will certainly try and find someone who does. My email address is or you may reach me by calling the school at 373-2636.
    My husband Gary and I have been married for 33 years. We have 3 sons. Garrett is 28, Brennan is 25, and Peyton is 23. Our oldest son Garrett is married and I finally have the daughter that I always wanted, Audrey. They have our 2 grand-dogs, Beau and Rowan. We live in the Ellendale district and all of our boys attended Ellendale when they were in elementary school. We also have a fur baby at home named Zac, short for Zacchaeus because "he is a wee little man." We adopted Zac from the Memphis Animal Shelter over 4 years ago and he is precious! I highly recommend adopting from MAS. It was a very good experience for our family and we certainly got lucky when we got Zac.
    I am involved in the community through a variety of activities including the Ellendale PTO, Alpha Delta Kappa teacher’s organization, Daybreak Neighborhood Assoc., BEA, TEA, and NEA as well as our church Ellendale Baptist.
    In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, and spending time with my family. Our family enjoys outdoor activities. Our boys love to hunt, fish, and ride motorcycles as well as ATVs. I like to cook, especially desserts. These just happen to be my weakness as well. I don’t drink coffee, but you will always find me with a Diet Mt. Dew in the mornings.
     I look forward to another wonderful year with Bartlett City Schools because there really is "No Place I'd Rather B!"