My name is Melissa Elliott and this is my 17th year as an educator for McDowell County Schools. I was fortunate to spend my first ten years as a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Nebo Elementary School. I have been equally blessed to have worked the last five years at Eastfield Global Magnet School in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, as a Technology Integration teacher for 7th graders, and most recently as an AIG Specialist and Academic Facilitator. I have worked with the most amazing people and have learned so much in the first half of my career.
I am very thankful for the opportunities that I have had and the experiences that I have gained with McDowell County Schools. I have been recognized over the years as Math Teacher of the Year for Nebo Elementary, Teacher of the Year for Nebo Elementary, Teacher of the Year for Eastfield Global Magnet School and as the 2014-2015 McDowell County Teacher of the Year.
I am proud to say that I am a product of McDowell County Schools where I attended Glenwood Elementary, East McDowell Junior High, and McDowell High School. I earned an Associate in Arts Degree from Western Piedmont Community College right out of high school. I then attended UNC-Asheville where I obtained a BA in Psychology and K-6 Teacher licensure. In 2012 I earned a Masters in Education in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University and a Masters in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in May, 2016. I have also obtained my AIG license for K-12 as well as my National Boards for Professional Teaching which I recently renewed in 2015.
I live in Nebo with my husband and daughter. My interests outside of school include hiking, going to zoos, aquariums, science museums, and baking. I enjoy playing around with technology and finding ways to make teaching and learning exciting and engaging.
I look forward to working with students and teachers this year at EMMS, WMMS, and FCS to fully utilize the 1:1 chromebooks!