Melissa Goulden, Principal
Welcome to East Elementary! We are thrilled that you are a part of our campus and we look forward to serving your family this school year.
I am excited to serve as the East Elementary Principal. I began my career in education in the fall of 1998. 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. Our daughter, Kendall is a 6th grader at Hallsville Jr. High and our son Caleb will begin Kindergarten at East this fall. My husband is a pastor and we are part of a church plant in the Hallsville community called 1 Family Fellowship.
East Elementary is committed to relationships, excellence, and service. 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!