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Melissa  Witcher Staff Photo

I graduated from Mercer University in May of 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.  Obtaining my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Certificate from Mercer University in August 2010 was an exciting addition to my education.  Through Learning Development of Douglas County, I have also added a Math Endorsement to my Certificate.  Continuing to learn and grow is important to me through facilitating learning opportunities provided in DCSS.



After taking time off from the professional world to be mom to my children until my youngest began school, I knew it was time to pursue my previous goal of becoming an educator.  I have enjoyed my journey to where I am and look forward to assisting students grow into successful citizens.

I worked as a Paraprofessional for 5 years at Dorsett Shoals Elementary.  While working I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated May 2009.  While teaching my first year at CHES, I obtained my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement.  Being Teacher of the Year was a great honor for the 2016-17 school year.  2018-19 is my 10th year teaching at Chapel Hill Elementary.

I bring a love of children and positive influence to the education field.  I have often worked with children at church.  Previous work experiences include eight years in the secretarial profession in a government office, attorney's office and to the Vice President of Development at Mid Atlantic Christian College. 



I am excited to be part of the Cheetah family again this year for 2018-19.  This will be my fourteenth year in the Douglas County School System.  The first five were at Dorsett Shoals Elementary.  2016-17 was a great year to be CHES' Teacher of the Year.  Making learning meaningful and interesting to the students, is important to me.

My husband and I have resided in Douglas County for eighteen years now.  We have three children that have graduated from Douglas County School System. We enjoy being part of the Douglas County community.