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Welcome to Ms. Bemis' Page

Phone: (208) 578-5030 ext.2321


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science: Boise State University, Biology--Secondary Education Master's of Science: Arkansas State University, Special Education-Gifted, Talented, and Creative Certifications: Biological Sciences, 6-12 Chemistry, 6-12 Gifted and Talented Education, K-12 First Aid & CPR certified, Infant - Adult

Ms. Melanie A. Bemis

I have the fortunate opportunity to be the Gifted and Talented Facilitator at Wood River Middle School, where I have been teaching since 2012. I have also taught middle school life science and high school biology, chemistry, and microbiology. As an educator, my goals have always been to empower each of my students with the necessary skills and self-knowledge to ultimately achieve their dreams and goals for their life. I graduated in 2000 from Boise State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology--Secondary Education. In May 2015, I graduated from Arkansas State University earning a Master's of Science in Special Education--Gifted, Talented, and Creative. Beyond the classroom, I also have a passion for athletics and physical fitness that rival my passion for education. I often can be found helping kids on the track as either a full-time coach or as a volunteer. Outside of these areas, I am the mother of two children, whom I love and adore. Hobbies I enjoy include lifetime learning, cycling, weight lifting, hiking, camping, backpacking, cross country skiing, gardening, baking, and making homemade jams, jellies, and syrups from local wild plants and those I grow in my garden. 

My most recent new hobby is becoming a suburban farmer by raising meat chickens. I am currently taking independent college-level general physics courses to continue on my learning and career goals. As of December 6, 2020, I am a self-published author of a children's book called "No, David! The True Story of a Sleepy Teenage Boy."  Based off the children's book "No, David!" by David Shannon, which I read many times to my son, Davey, when he was a boy, you can read my iteration here:

Book titled 'NO, DAVID!'

"No, David!" by Melanie Bemis