Mrs. Melanie Howard

Phone: 706.310.1992


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Melanie Howard

I have two degrees from the University of Georgia: a BA in English and and MEd in Secondary Education.  I am a certified reading specialist and hold special education certifications in reading, language arts, and general education.  

I first worked in DeKalb County at Lithonia High School where I taught English in grades 8, 9, and 10.  I was the head swimming coach, as well.  From 1993-1999, I taught in the Paulding County School System both at Paulding County High School and Hiram High School. I taught 9th literature and journalism, as well as coached JV cheerleading. I taught one year at Social Circle High School in 9th literature and special education until landing at Oconee County HIgh School, where I have taught since 2001.  While here, my primary focus has been teaching 9th literature and basic reading/writing.  I coached the OCHS swim/dive team from 2001-2004.  In 2010, I was nominated by my peers as OCHS Teacher of the Year - what an honor!