Mrs. Dana McKelvy » Welcome


I am Mrs. Dana McKelvy.  September 22, 2021, will mark the beginning of my 31st year as a classroom teacher.  I taught 9 years of elementary school and spent 14 years teaching 7th grade here at EPMS.  This will be my eighth year teaching 8th grade ELA.  I am teaching Standard ELA classes this year--two of them with with Mrs. Mandy Weeks--and will continue teaching Exceptional ELA as well.  I am also the sponsor for National Junior Honor Society.
I am a resident of Bartlett.  My husband Philip and I have been married for 27 years.  He teaches 6th grade science at Houston Middle School in Germantown.  We have three children, all of whom attended Bartlett schools, including EPMS.  Our oldest, Dhanielle, is 26 now and lives in Hermitage, Tennessee, with her husband Brett.  Camryn is 23 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Memphis in May of 2020, triple majoring in English (with an ESL endorsement), Spanish, and French.  At the moment, she is the assistant manager of Sweet Noshings on Overton Square but has plans to move to the Nashville area. Holden is 19 and works the night shift at UPS. We have a 10-month-old Tennessee Treeing Brindle/Great Pyrenees named Reina, an almost 18-year-old torty cat, and a 10-year-old Brussels Griffon named Rosie that we adopted from the Bartlett Animal Shelter in May of 2020. My son has a  calico cat named Gypsy, a black and white cat named Trixie, and an orange tabby cat named Mufasa, so we have quite a pet menagerie at my house!  We have been members of the Bartlett community since the early 90s and really enjoy living and working here.
Our mission here at Elmore Park is to "prepare students for lifelong learning, effective leadership, and a productive life."
We also believe that "taking 100% responsibility while building lasting relationships will produce extraordinary results."  Working together, we can help our young people to reach their highest potential.  

Bartlett City Schools offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race , color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability and adheres to the 

provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).