Phone: 706-769-7760 ext. 7404


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S Ed in Early Childhood Education Permit Dance P-12

Mrs. Melissa Darnell

Mrs. Darnell is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a dance permit.  She was active in the dance program at UGA, performing with the UGA Ballet Ensemble and Young Choreographers Series.  Prior to attending college, Mrs. Darnell danced with various companies, including Georgia Ballet Theatre, Freedom of Movement High School Company, and the Atlanta Ballet.  She also performed at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the XXXIV Super Bowl Pre-game show with Tina Turner and Travis Tritt.

Mrs. Darnell has experience teaching dance at private studios, gyms, and other non-profit organizations.  Other choreography credits include productions of Carousel, Annie, and Company.  As a public educator, she also taught Pre-Kindergarten in Barrow County and Second Grade in Ft. Hood, Texas.