Healdton High School – 1987
Bachelor of Music from East Central University – 1991
National Kodaly Certification from OU – 2013
I started teaching JH/HS choir at Byng 1998. I moved over to Homer in 2009. This is my eighth year to teach K-5 music at Homer.
My first six years of teaching after college were spent at Pauls Valley Middle School/High School. I taught 6th-12th grade vocal music, speech/drama, and High School Music Appreciation.
I have been married for 25 years and have two boys. Remington is 16 and Aidan is 9. Remington takes online high school classes and Aidan goes to Homer with me. We have one dog named Sasha.
Hello. My name is Melissa Coates. My hobbies are shopping and exercising. I love clothes and shoes. I especially love finding a good bargain!
I never, EVER thought I would say this, but I also enjoy exercising. I do yoga,weight lifting, and walking/jogging. I LOVE my Ellen Barrett workouts. She does yoga, ballet, and Pilates fusion. It is barefoot! I love that I can enjoy exercise without feeling tortured.