Ms. Melanie Gaines
Welcome to the Tchefuncte Middle School Physical Education website!
This is my fourth year teaching and my third year at TMS. I was born and raised in Mandeville and have been a part of the St. Tammany Parish school system my whole life. I graduated from the Univeristy of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology: Health and Physical Education. After school, I serve as the assistant volleyball and basketball coach at Mandeville Junior High as well as the assistant softball coach at Mandeville High School. I enjoy teaching our students about the benefits of physical activity while also furthering the joy of athletic competition to our young athletes and am thankful to be able to give back to the schools that have shaped the person I am today.
I look forward to another wonderful year here at TMS!