Elmore Park Middle School

Mrs. Dana McKelvy » Welcome


I am Mrs. Dana McKelvy.  September 21, 2020, will mark the beginning of my 30th 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 seventh 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 and I have been married for 26 years.  He teaches 6th grade science at Houston Middle School in Germantown.  We have three children, all of whom attended Bartlett schools, including EPMS.  Dhanielle is 25 now and lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Camryn is 22 and just graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Memphis, triple majoring in English (with an ESL endorsement), Spanish, and French. Holden is 18 and just graduated from Bartlett High.  He works as an assistant manager for Domino's on Highway 64.  We have a 14-year-old German shepherd named Jake, an almost 16-year-old torty cat, and a 10-year-old Brussels Griffon named Rosie that we adopted from Bartlett Animal Shelter in May.  My son has a 1-year-old calico named Gypsy and a 4-month-old black and white kitten named Trixie, 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).