Hi! My name is MeLissa Hicks. I have been a teacher at GNMS since the 2008-2009 school year. I am proud to be a Mustang! I have degrees in Secondary Language Arts and Social Studies. I graduated from Columbus State University in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree and in 2007 with a Specialist Degree. I love teaching and have been teaching middle and high school children since 1995. I started my career at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, Georgia where I taught for four years. I then home schooled my children for two years before teaching English literature at Manchester High School for seven and a half years. At Gardner Newman I have taught 7th and 8th grade ELA as well as Georgia Studies, and currently I have been teaching reading intervention for the last eight years. I enjoy my job and I love my students!