Eastmont Middle

10100 South 1300 East, Sandy UT 84094
Telephone: 801 826 7000
FAX:  801 826 7009

About Mr. Mellor

     
My name is Mr. Mellor and this is my 11th year teaching. I am from the Salt Lake Valley and attended Canyons District schools growing up. I graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2000, and then served a 2-year LDS mission in Bangkok, Thailand. After returning, I attended the University of Utah and obtained a bachelor's degree in Linguistics. I had planned to continue on to law school, but as part of my Linguistics undergraduate program, I had to teach in a classroom setting. I volunteered in a local 6th grade class and loved it so much I decided to change my plans. I returned to the University of Utah and earned a master's degree in teaching.
After graduating, I began my career teaching 6th grade at East Midvale Elementary. It was a special school and I loved working there. It was actually the elementary school that I attended as a boy. I worked there for 4 years and decided that I had to do something to ensure a financially feasible future in education, so I took a 2-year position teaching for the government of Qatar. Working there was quite an adventure, and I was able to achieve many of my financial goals. After Qatar, I joined the great staff teaching 6th at Eastmont Middle, and I've been here for the past 5 years. My lovely and amazing wife also teaches in the district- 4th grade.
In my spare time I enjoy: reading; hiking, camping & backpacking; playing the guitar; cooking; painting; playing board games- especially RISK; playing tennis, basketball, football, golf, baseball, and any other sport; watching movies; going to baseball and football games; attending plays and concerts; watching ESPN, The History Channel, Discovery, & Nat Geo; and traveling- especially to other countries. I've currently traveled to 18 different countries, including Canada, much of Europe, Egypt, Israel, India, China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and many others in the Middle East.
Mr. Mellor's Favorites:
Books: The Harry Potter Series, Ender's Game, Devil in the White City
TV Shows: The Great British Baking Show, other cooking or home renovation shows, & most any televised sporting event
Movies: Band of Brothers, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Harry Potter films, Inception
Restaurants: Cafe Rio or Costa Vida, Braza Grill/Tocanos/Rodizzio, any Mexican, Chinese, Thai, and Indian
Musicians: Bebo Norman, Shawn McDonald, John Mayer, Chris Rice, Angels and Airwaves, Dashboard Confessional, and Andy McKee