Bolinger, Melinda (ELA - 6)

My LMS is Google Classroom.  I have sent emails to all of my students, but if for some reason you have not received an invite, please email me and to let me know which block you have ELA and I will send the invite to you. 

Email:  Email is the best way to reach out to me. 

School phone:  (828) 298-7484
You can call school and leave a message for me if you are not able to email.

Office Hours:  8:00-8:30, and 2:00-3:00
I will be available to meet with students and/or parents during my posted office hours, and if necessary, we can make alternative arrangements if my times don't work with yours. This is a good time to ask for extra help any other situation you may wish to discuss.  We can schedule a video chat on Zoom during these times, too.


My name is Melinda Bolinger. This will be my 21st year as a classroom teacher, and my fifth year as a Rocket. I am a transplant from South Florida, having moved here five years ago. In South Florida, I taught 2nd through 7th grade over the course of 16 years. Middle School RULES!!  I have a BS degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators) and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

I have two adult daughters and a cat named Abby; she is the queen of our home. I love traveling, hiking, music (classic rock and many other genres, too), and I am a confirmed foodie. I love Italian food, Asian food, ice cream, and dark chocolate! I love being a member of the Rocket Family and teaching 6th grade ELA. We will read a lot of nonfiction, write, learn about and create poetry, read some fiction and some graphic novels, and even include some blog writing.  Of course, we will engage in many discussions throughout the year, too.