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 Teaching Endorsements: Biological Sciences, 6-12 Chemistry, 6-12 Gifted and Talented Education, K-12 First Aid & CPR certified, Infant - Adult USATF Level 1 Track & Field Certified Ham Radio Operator Guinness Book of World Records Record Holder for Most Jumping Jacks in One-Mintue by a Female.
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 with a Master's of Science in Special Education--Gifted, Talented, and Creative. Currently, I serve as the WRMS Student Council Advisor and Leadership teacher, the Electives Department Head, on the BCSD GATE Committee and Eligibility Determination Team, and as the Idaho State Department of Education's Region 4 & 5 GATE Facilitator. I am an advisor and contributor to the PCS Edventures Drone Designers Curriculum, a trainer for this curriculum, and an occasional speaker or trainer for local PTAs, school districts, and at Edufest.
Beyond the classroom, I also have a passion for athletics and physical fitness that rivals 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. My son is off at college studying physics, while my daughter is a senior in high school. 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. I also have a niche talent for doing Jumping Jacks very quickly and have created a superhero persona for myself as Lightning Jack! WRMS Teacher Sets World Record, Guinness Record, & Attempt Video & Interview.
My most recent new hobby is becoming a suburban farmer by raising meat birds (chickens, ducks, & turkeys). I am currently going towards admission to a dental school, or to Idaho's only medical school. 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:
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! The classes I teach will be linked below for students to sign into once we are a few days from the actual start of classes on August 31, 2022. For information regarding the Gifted and Talented Education Program at WRMS, please go to this page: WRMS GATE Program Information