Phone: 1 (269) 684-1523 Ext: 11087
Degrees and Certifications:
Albion College - English Literature with a Creative Writing Emphasis Belhaven University - Curriculum and Instruction
Mrs. Melissa Barnette
Melissa Barnette was raised on beautiful Beaver Island, MI. She attended Albion College where she obtained a degree in English Literature with a Creative Writing Emphasis. In 2009, she joined Teach for America, where she committed to teaching in an underserved school district in the Mississippi Delta for the next two years. She enjoyed the students, community, culture (and food!) of the Delta so much that she ended up staying until Summer 2018. While she will always cherish her memories and experiences in Mississippi, it was time to return home to Michigan. In July 2018, Melissa was fortunate enough to be hired as an English teacher by Niles Senior High, where she hopes to stay for many years to come. What she loves most about teaching is encouraging and facilitating positive student expression through literature and language. In December 2018, she will complete her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from Belhaven University. She loves Lake Michigan, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and family.