Teacher Information

Phone: (281) 634-7558


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed Teaching and Curriculum B.A. Elementary Education B.S. Legal Studies Gifted and Talented Certification 4-8 Generalist Certification

Mrs. Melanie Bates

I have been teaching at FCMS since 2008 and love being a Bobcat. I believe that our job as teachers is to create environments where students not only explore, discover, and understand the academic subject matter, but also learn about how to work collaboratively with others to create shared knowledge. I am looking forward to working with your student and achieving excellence together! 


I received my Master of Arts in Education Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University in 2011. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (Michigan State University) and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies (Grand Valley State University).


I am married with 2 children of my own.  My daughter graduated from Texas A&M in 2019, got married 3 weeks later, and now lives and works as a chemical engineer in Louisiana.  My son graduated from Dulles HS in 2019 and attends Grand Valley State University in Michigan where he is studying criminal justice and plays on the ice hockey team.  In my spare time, I enjoy doing DIY projects around the house with my husband, baking, and spoiling the fur babies.


Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1:  Algebra 1 AAC
    Period 2:  Algebra 1 AAC
    Period 3:  Algebra 1 AAC
    Period 4:  Conference
    Period 5:  Algebra 1 AAC
    Period 6:  Algebra 1 AAC
    Period 7:  Algebra 1 AAC

Teacher Tutorial Schedule



    Wednesday 8:20 a.m.

    Friday 8:20 a.m.