Mrs. Melissa McMurray

Phone: (205)685-4300


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Master's degree in Elementary Education Certified Pre-k through 12th grade in Visual Arts

Mrs. Melissa McMurray

At the age of seven, I declared myself an artist and fully committed to making art a career. While working on an undergraduate degree in art I felt pulled to work with children and for the first time in over a decade changed my mind and began working towards becoming a teacher. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and years later from the University of Montevallo with Master's degree in the same field. I enjoyed 12 wonderful years teaching first grade. In 2015 I was given the opportunity to teach my first love, art. Sharing art with children is the most amazing job in the world!

I'll let this descriptive acrostic poem tell more about me:


Enjoys chocolate of all kinds

Loves brand new boxes of crayons and markers

Is mother to two little ones

Sings along with kids, but never alone!

Sends students home with messy clothes

Allows dogs on the furniture