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Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes, High School Classroom Teacher for EnglishMaster Teacher

EdS, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Melissa Barnes earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English education, literacy education, and curriculum development. These culminated from a lifelong love of reading, writing, and teaching that began on the first day of first grade when she came home and announced that she wanted to be a teacher.

Melissa has taught in a variety of public school settings, ranging from traditional high schools and a junior high school to a night school program at an alternative high school. She has taught grades 6-12 and enjoyed them all for different reasons. She has also been a homeschool mom for thirteen years. In addition to teaching, Melissa enjoys serving as a freelance writer and editor for the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) and has written for local newspapers in years past.

Melissa lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her family.  In her occasional spare time, you can find Melissa reading books, playing games or watching movies with her family, or enjoying coffee with a friend.

 She has been teaching with the Academy since 2016.