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Melinda Austin

Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 1


About the Teacher.....

I will be teaching Foundations to Algebra and Algebra I this year.  Please do not hesitate to contact me via email (at the contact form above) or leave a message at the school (662.429.4170).  My planning period is 3rd block from 11:10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  I will be using Remind and the online homework function with our new Pearson Math textbooks.  

Remind Information

Remind Sign-up by class period:

Class PeriodCode to TextNumber to send code to
1st BlockText: @maustin0181010
2nd BlockText: @maustin0281010
4th BlockText: @maustin0481010





My name is Melinda Austin.  I graduated from Ole Miss in May of 2007.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts in areas of Business, English, and History.  I have Praxis endorsements in Special Education, K-12 and Mathematics, 7-12.  I have recently added areas of endorsements in Business, English, and History.



This is my 15th year teaching.  I decided to teach Regular Education after spending 7 years in Special Education.  I decided to go into education for my daughter's sake, and wanted to be able to help her as well as other students who struggled like she did.  I bring strategies that I used with her to the classroom.  I am a 3rd generation teacher as well as a product of Hernando schools.

I live on a farm outside of Hernando.  I have been married for 27 years to my husband, Damon.  I have 3 kids:Tyler-26 who currently is teaching English in China, Jake-22 who works for the railroad,  and Bree-20 who works at FedEx saving up money to go back to college.  I have a mother who retired after teaching 33 years.  I have a sister, brother, and sister-in-law who also  teach in DeSoto County.



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Other Class Information

Classroom Discipline Policy:

*Verbal Warning

*Conference with the teacher

*Silent Lunch

*Parent Contact

*Teacher option (isolation, relocate student, behavior assignment)

*Office referral

Classroom Procedures:

*Be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.

*Have all required items necessary to begin lesson.

*Ask for permission before leaving desk/classroom.

*Refrain from defacing school property.

*Respect other people's property.

*Be respectful to the teacher, fellow classmates, and visitors.

Grading Scale

Tests count 40%

Daily (Quizzes/Classwork) count 25%

Exam counts 20%

Homework counts 15%

Homework/Classwork Files