Phone: 256-773-9967


Degrees and Certifications:

MA Early Childhood/Elementary Education, 2006 University of Alabama at Birmingham BS Early Childhood/Elementary Education,1999 Athens State University

Mrs. Melissa Ward

It seems like just yesterday I was setting up my first classroom, but I've been teaching since 2001! I have always wanted to be a teacher and can't imagine doing anything else. It makes it even more special to be teaching at my alma mater!

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Kris Ward. We have three children (Tyde, Luke, and Lillie) and a dog named Rosie. We enjoy watching our children participate in sports and all the things Hartselle has to offer. We are members of First Baptist Church. 

Fun Fact- I have had either one of my children, a niece, or a nephew at Crestline with me since 2006.  As long as I continue teaching, and my siblings live in Hartselle, I will have a relative with me for 23 consecutive years!!! I can't imagine coming to school and not having someone around to call me Aunt or Mom!