Welcome to East Elementary! We are thrilled that you are a part of our campus and we look forward to serving your family during the 2016-2017 school year. 

I am excited to serve as the East Principal this school year. This amazing opportunity brings my family home after living in the Dallas area for the last 7 years. This is my 19th year in education. After earning my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from East Texas Baptist University, I served as a 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teacher in Jefferson ISD, Marshall ISD, and Longview ISD. I went on to complete my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from UT Tyler and then served as a campus instructional coach in Longview ISD and finally as a district administrator in the curriculum department in Lewisville ISD. 

My husband, James and I are both Hallsville High School graduates and we were married in the summer of 1999. We have two children. Kendall is a 4th grader at Intermediate and our son Caleb is 3. My husband is in ministry and we are part of a church plant called Community Life Church here in Hallsville.

East Elementary is committed to relationships, excellence, and service. Our theme this year, Team East: One Team, One Dream, is a reminder to us all that we are working together as a team to make sure every student achieves his or her potential. We believe we are partners in every child's educational experience and that it takes all of us working together to ensure that our students are reaching and achieving their fullest potential. We love your children and can't wait to enjoy this school year with all of you! We invite you and encourage you to be our partner every step of the way.

We will see you soon!

Melissa Goulden


903-668-5990 x1620