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Jackie Melancon, M.Ed.

Denison ISD
Thrive Coordinator
Denison ISD
Jackie Melancon earned a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Arts in General Education and Special Education from University of Southwestern Louisiana.  She has 35 years of experience working with students with behavioral and emotional disorders.  She has held many positions within Denison ISD such as special education teacher, general education counselor, behaviorist interventionist, and special education counselor.  Currently, she serves as the Thrive Coordinator which is the liaison between The Grant Halliburton Foundation to provide Social Emotional Learning services for students, teachers, and parents for her district.

Her passion is to help students, teachers, and families find the services and support they need to maintain good brain health. She is an advocate for students who are misunderstood or struggle with self-regulation and/or behavioral issues.

Jackie frequently shares her knowledge with co-workers on the neuroscience of the brain, strategies on how to help students self-regulate their emotions, and strategies for managing challenging behaviors in the classroom.

As an educator, she has dedicated her time to several committees and organizations: Student Health Advisory Committee, RTI Behavior District Committee, Delta Kappa Gamma, and served as President of Denison Classroom Teachers Association and Texas Classroom Teacher Association District 10 Coordinating Council President. She is a past recipient of Denison Teacher of the Year, K-LAK Teacher of the Year in 1999, and Eleanor Roosevelt Award.

In addition to working in education, Melancon has served on the Grayson County Child Welfare Board, Boy Scout Troop leader, and volunteer with St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sherman.