Phone: 706-629-7391 Ext. 4780


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Middle Grades Education Master's Degree in Middle Grades Education Specialist Degree in Leadership and Supervision

Mrs. Melissa Garland

Welcome to my classroom page.  My name is Melissa Garland.   My entire teaching career has been spent in Gordon County.  This is my 11th year as an ESS Teacher at GCHS.  I began my career at Ashworth Middle School where I taught Special Education for three years and 8th grade science for three years.  I then transferred to Tolbert Elementary school.  While at Tolbert, I taught 4th grade Science and English.  I also spent three years at Sonoraville Middle teaching Speech and 6th grade Science.  I am a native of Gordon County.  I attended Tolbert Elementary School, Ashworth Middle School, and Calhoun High School.  I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  At UNCW, I obtained a BS in Middle Grades Education.  I received a Master's Degree in Middle Grades Education from the University of West GA.  My Specialist Degree, from Lincoln Memorial University,  is in Leadership and Supervision.  I have been married to my husnand, Michael, for 32 years.  We have three children, Chelsey, Briggs, and Cohen.  All three of them are Gordon Central graduates.  We also have three grandchildren Corbin, Seren, and Iris.