Phone: 972-843-6500 ext. 1227


Degrees and Certifications:

MA in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction from Texas Tech University BA in English from Texas Tech University ELAR 8-12 ESL Supplemental

Mrs. Melissa Kamp

English Department Chair

I have been working at Community High School since August of 2009.  All of my formal teaching experience has been at CHS, but I have been teaching and coaching for most of my life.  I teach because there is nothing better than seeing a kid "get it" and I love when graduates come back to tell us how much we impacted their lives.  I teach a wide variety of English Courses at CHS and previously coached Girls’ Athletics.  I am also the UIL Coordinator.  I am passionate about literature and most of my students know that I love Shakespeare, American Literature, and all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Tolkien.  

I was born and raised in the Northwest, but moved to Texas for college.  I have both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University (Wreck 'em!) and am now pursing a PhD in English from Texas A&M Commerce.  I am married to Cole and we have three beautiful children, two of whom attend McClendon.

My conference is from 1:30-3:00pm on Monday/Wednesday (Sixth Period).  The best way to contact me is by email, which I check throughout the day.

My tutorial times are before school from 7:45-8:15 on Tuesday and Thursday, the first half of Mega Lunch Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and after school by request.