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Melissa Haughery Staff Photo
  • BA in Language Arts from Birmingham-Southern College
  • MA in Educational Leadership from UAB


The 2017-2018 school year begins my twentieth year as an educator in Alabama public schools and my tenth year at Hoover High School.  I LOVE seniors!  Of my twenty years teaching, eighteen have been teaching senior English.  In addition to teaching English 12, I have also taught 8th grade English, 9th grade English, 11th grade English, Drama I, Drama II, ACT Prep, Creative Writing, Read to Succeed, and Academic Success.  

Because teaching is not limited to the classroom, I have also served my various schools in the following capacities: 12th grade English PLC facilitator, new teacher mentor, Smart is Good ACT Initiative tutor, Experts Down the Hall presenter, Saturday Credit Recovery English instructor, Summer Credit Recovery testing coordinator, Shakespear-ience coordinator, BLT committee member, Saturday Credit Recovery testing coordinator, One Book, One School, Summer Reading Committee, AHSGE language remediation tutor, English Department chairperson, School Action for Excellence committee member, Title I reading tutor, Mobile County Public School System Language Arts Curriculum Writing Team, BRIDGES program leader, Saturday School instructor, Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleading Coach, Miss Viking Pageant Director, Lip Sync Assembly Director, Man of the Year Assembly Assistant Director, Junior Class Sponsor, United Way Chairperson,   S.M.I.L.E. Committee Chairperson, Matmaids sponsor, Kids Count Fundraising Campaign coordinator and chairperson, School-wide Poetry Festival chairperson. 

I have received various honors and awards throughout my educational career, including School Superintendents of Alabama Scholarship, PEO, Chapter T Scholarship, Hoover City Schools’ Positive Image Award, National High School Cheerleading Competition, 3rd and 7th places, Alabama High School Athletic Association State Champions, UCA Regional Champions, and Teacher of the Month.


Born and raised in Mobile, I currently reside with my family in the the Cahaba Heights community of Vestavia Hills.  My husband Mark and I have been married for ten years, and we have a six year old daughter and twin four year old sons.  Besides being active in our community, we are also supporters of The Bell Center for Early Intervention and Down Syndrome Alabama.  We enjoy participating in events that support our children's schools, fundraising for various charities, and giving back to others.  We love football, Mardi Gras, fishing, and the beach.