My name is Melissa Shell. I am the counselor at Garden Lakes Elementary School. This is my 19th year working in Floyd County Schools. I taught 1st grade and was the counselor at Alto Park Elementary School prior to being at Garden Lakes Elementary School. I graduated from Coosa High School so I am an Eagle at heart! I completed my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Shorter University. Next, I attended Jacksonville State University to obtain my Master's degree in School Guidance and Counseling. Finally, I completed by Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Leadership and Administration. I am married to my husband, Jay, and we have 2 children, Madalyn (12th grade- Coosa High School) and Jaxson (5th Grade at Garden Lakes Elementary). In my spare time I am usually cheering on our Eagles or helping coach several different sports for our "Lil' Eagles" in the Coosa community. Please feel free to contact me at 706-236-1865 or email me at