• Dr. Carr-Winston
    Name: Dr. Melodie Carr-Winston
    Room Number(s): 206
    Subject(s): Art
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday by appointment
    *Please contact by email during school closing*
    Teacher Message:

    My expectations for the school year are to build a rapport with the students as I help them advance their educations. The motto I will emphasize is “You can do more than you give yourself credit for” to help the students understand they are better at art than they think. My goal is to help them gain confidence in their abilities and to learn to be prideful in their work.

    My name is Dr. Melodie Carr-Winston and I am a St. Louis native. I grew up in the Jennings school district then attended Lutheran High School North. I graduated of the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in art then I received a Masters of Art in Teaching from Lindenwood University in 2011. Currently, I have a Doctorate of Educational Leadership degree from Lindenwood University. I began my teaching as a long-term substitute at Jennings Senior High School (2 years) while I completed my Master’s Degree then I took a position in elementary art education in the Normandy School District where I served for four years. This is my seventh year with the St. Louis Public School District and I am still excited to be here. I am the art teacher here at Bertha Gilkey Pamoja @ Cole and!
    My plan for the school year is to introduce the students to basic art concepts, art history, and the language of art. The curriculum will be enhanced through classroom programs through collaborations with the local art museums.The students will explore ways to be successful as well as ways to track their academic success. My goals for the school year are to provide insightful and rigorous experiences for the students that will prepare them for their next level of learning. I chose to become a teacher because I love the arts as well as working with children. 
    When I’m not teaching, I am spending time with my husband and three sons, creating art, or gardening. I am also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and spend many hours completing community service with the organization.