"Technology is anything invented after you were born. Everything else is just stuff"-Alan Kay

Melissa Shields
Director, Curriculum and School Improvement
Office Phone:  (256) 543-7390
Fax: (256) 547-7501
My husband, Scott, and I  are both  graduates of the Etowah County School System.  We have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Ashlyn, who are currently high school students in this district.  I have been fortunate in my career to have been able to work in several of our district'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. 

2010              National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
                      Nationally Board Certified in Middle School English (Renewal)
2007                University of Alabama                     Tuscaloosa, Alabama
                        Class A Certification in Educational Leadership/Administration
2000                National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

                        Nationally Board Certified in Middle School English
1998                 University of Alabama                     Tuscaloosa, Alabama
                         M.S. in English (Grades 7-12)
1991                Jacksonville State University            Jacksonville, Alabama
                        B.S. Secondary Education
                       (Certifications in English and Psychology
                         with a minor in  Computer Science)
1988               Hokes Bluff High School                      Hokes Bluff, Alabama
Renewed National Board Certification, 2010
Presenter at ISTE, 2010
Presenter at Florida Educational Technology Conference, 2009
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-present
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