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Graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1994 with an Advanced Honors Diploma.

Graduated from Jacksonville State University in December 2008 with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education.


Kindergarten teacher at Oxford Elementary School, August 2009-present.

Substitute Teaching for Oxford City Schools, Jan-May 2009.

Student Teaching at Kitty Stone Elementary in First Grade, 2008.

ARI Training, August 2008.

AMSTI Math and Science Training Year One, July 2011.  

OGAP Math Training, Summer 2013.  

AMSTI Math and Science Training Year Two, Summer 2015.

AMSTI Science Updates Training, July 2016. 







Hello!  My name is Melissa McDow and I teach Kindergarten  at OES!!  I am thrilled to be teaching for Oxford City Schools!!  I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.   The staff, faculty, and families at OES are amazing!  My hope is to nurture a love of learning in all of "my" students.  :)

A little bit about me:

  • Married 20 years to Jamie McDow, Meat Market Manager at Lincoln's Piggly Wiggly.
  • Two children- Abby is a Freshman at Jacksonville State University where she is a member of the Marching Southerners.  Will is a Junior at Oxford High School where he is a member of the OHS Jackets Baseball Team.   Go Gamecocks and Go Big O!!!  
  • Hobbies- reading children's literature, watching my kids do what they love to do, shopping, spending time with family and friends.
  • Favorites- purple, sunflowers, chocolate especially Snickers, smiles, and diet coke!