Tesnatee Gap Elementary

Mrs. Melissa Shirley

  • Special Education Teacher- Resource and Co-Teaching K-4th

Contact Info

About Me:

Hello, My name is Melissa Shirley! I am so excited to be teaching at Tesnatee Gap Elementary School! When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and drawing. I also love animals! I have 2 dogs named Leilani and Brodie.

Educational Experience

This will be my fifth year of teaching. Before I taught in White County, I taught resource special education at Highlands School in Highlands, NC. I also worked as a paraprofessional in Rabun County Schools for 3 years as well as working at a childcare center. I love working with children and helping my students reach their full potential!


I received my Master's Degree in Special Education at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. My undergraduate degree was from Piedmont College in Elementary Education.