Melinda Banker is a believer in Jesus Christ, wife of Tom Banker, mother of Jamie Banker and a board-certified Speech Language Pathologist.
Melinda was raised in Longview Texas where her father taught at LeTourneau University. Melinda started her college years at LeTourneau (free tuition!) where she met her husband, Tom Banker. Tom arrived at LeTourneau from the Philippines as a son of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Tom and Melinda married and supported each other through the rest of their college educations. Ten years into their marriage God blessed them with their miracle baby Jamie. Tom and Melinda have been married for over 30 years and homeschooled Jamie, who grew up to be a Science teacher.
Melinda has a BS from Stephen F. Austin in Speech and Language Therapy and a MS from University of Texas in Dallas in Communication Disorders.
Melinda began teaching as a classroom teacher/Speech Therapist at Oak Hill Academy. When Melinda became a mother to Jamie, she continued to work in the hours that motherhood allowed in private practice and home health. Tom and Melinda decided to home-school Jamie at the beginning of 2nd grade. Jamie Banker attended the SALT home school coop through high school graduation. Melinda taught classes and offered Speech Therapy at SALT. As Jamie neared high school graduation, Melinda took contract positions with Charter Schools as a Speech Language Pathologist.
Melinda and Tom enjoy teaching Sunday School at Lake Ridge Bible church and being on the board of directors for Faith Artists. Tom and Melinda loved every minute of homeschooling their daughter and truly miss those years.
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Favorite Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phill. 4:13