Secondary Curriculum Director

Imagine with all your mind. Believe with all your heart .Achieve with all your might.
Melissa Shields
Melissa Shields
Secondary Curriculum, English Learners, Textbooks,  and School Improvement
Office Phone: (256) 549-7563
Fax: (256) 547-7501
My husband, daughters, and I are all proud graduates of the Etowah County School System.  I have been fortunate in my career to have taught in several of our system's schools, and in each one, I've worked with incredible teachers and had the pleasure of teaching amazing students.
With your help, I hope to facilitate continued growth in our system, as well as arm our students with the skills they need to achieve success, both now and in the future. I welcome any feedback and suggestions you have.


2014 University of Alabama
Ed.S. (AA) in Educational Leadership

2010 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Nationally Board Certified in Middle School English (Renewal)

2007 University of Alabama 
Class A Certification in Educational Leadership

2000 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Nationally Board Certified in Middle School English

1998 University of Alabama 
M.S. in English (Grades 7-12)

1991 Jacksonville State University 
B.S.Secondary Education
(Certifications in English and Psychology 
with a minor in Computer Science) 

1988 Hokes Bluff High School Hokes Bluff, Alabama


Keynote at West Tennessee Educational Technology Assoc. (TETA) Administrator Conference, 2013
Renewed National Board Certification, 2010
Presenter at ISTE, 2010, 2012, 2013
Presenter at Florida Educational Technology Conference, 2009, 2012
Presenter for Virtual Alabama Educational Technology Conference, 2009
Etowah Leadership Team, 2009
Who’s Who American Teachers, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
DisneyHand Teacher Award Nomination, 2002, 2004, 2006
Professional Essay Published in Alabama English, 2000
Alabama Council of Teachers of English Distinguished Service Award, 2000
Achieved National Board Certification, 2000
Awarded Grant for National Board Certification, 1999
Presenter at Alabama Council Teachers of English Conference, 1999, 2006, 2008
EEA Representative 1997 – 2001, 2007-present
National Writing Project Fellow/Summer 1997
Technology Program Published by Athens State College and UA, 1997


Alabama Virtual Library Board, 2007-2011
United Way Campaign Cabinet, 2007-2010
JSU Writing Project Advisory Board, 1999-present
JSU Teacher Inquiry Committee, 1999-present


National Writing Project Member and Contributor
ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education
CLAS, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools
AETA, Alabama Educational Technology Association
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Alabama Council of Teachers of English
Alabama NBCT Network




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