Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Education: Educational Administration Lamar University, 2009 Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Studies Texas A&M University, 2005
Mrs. Melissa Cunningham
Meet your Assistant Principal
As I enter my fourteenth year in education, I am excited about our "Joy in the Journey" at Shields! Education has always been my passion and I knew from a young age that I wanted to follow in my parent's footsteps and become a teacher. After completing eight years in the classroom, I joined the hawk family in 2013 as an administrator. My time in Red Oak ISD has provided the opportunity to work among an incredible staff as they provide a quality education for our students.
I graduated from Texas A&M University, where I met my husband, and we began our life as dedicated Aggie fans! We have one child that attends Shields Elementary and recently fell in love with the game of baseball. Outside of school, our family enjoys movies, the park and traveling. Some of our favorite vacation spots include Colorado, cruising to the Caribbean and Disney!
I look forward to another exciting school year as our students and staff continue to grow in the four talons. I am proud to work in public education, proud to work alongside our students and proud to be a hawk!