• Welcome to 4th Grade!
     
    A Little Bit About Me 
        My name is Melissa Border.  This is my 13th year teaching at Haw River Elementary School, and my 10th year teaching 4th grade.    
       Although I feel as though I am a North Carolina native, I moved here from Ohio.  I wouldn't change that decision for anything.  I love Haw River's students and families, as well as the teachers and staff members.  One of the main reasons why I moved to North Carolina, is to teach at Haw River.
       I went to three different colleges before moving to North Carolina.  I went to Ohio University, and transferred to Zane State College in 2001.  I graduated from Zane State College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2003.  From there, I went to Muskingum University.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2006 (6 days before I started teaching at Haw River!).
       During High School, I traveled to eight different countries in Europe, where I performed with The American Musical Ambassadors Band.  I am hoping I will get to visit Europe for a second time in the future!
        I am looking forward to many new adventures this year with your child!  Please feel free to email me at melissa_border@abss.k12.nc.us