Melissa Salas Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
AVID I, AVID II, English 10, English 10 Honors, English 9 Honors



Bachelor of Science, 
  Secondary English Education 
Master of Education,
  Adult Education
Certificate of Community College Instruction
Master of English: 
  Multicultural and Transnational Literature



 Summer Institute Atlanta & Philadelphia


Johns Hopkins Reading Strategies

World View: UNC-CH      







HS Teaching Experience:


South Central High School, Winterville, NC


Southwest Onslow High School, Jacksonville, NC

Richlands High School, Richlands, NC


College Teaching Experience:


Dayton, OH

Miller-Motte College, Jacksonville, NC

Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC



I grew up here and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 2001.  From there, I went on to Greenville, NC where I pursued a degree in Secondary English Education at East Carolina University.

I completed four years of teaching at Southwest Onslow High School before marrying my husband, James. He received military orders from the Air Force, which sent us to Dayton, OH.  I continued my lifelong learning pursuit and obtained a Master of Education degree in Adult Education with a Certificate of Community College Instruction and then immediately after, a Master of Arts degree in English with a concentration in Multicultural and Transnational Literature. 

With that experience my toolbox, I began teaching at Miami-Jacobs Technical College in Dayton, OH and sometime in the chaos of military life, we brought our child Adelina Coraline into the world.  She turned 3 October 23, 2015.

After three years in the (horrid) snow (what's the fuss about four seasons, anyway?), we came back to the (just as unpredictable, yet arguably warmer) beaches of North Carolina.  I waited tables, was a secretary, and began teaching at Miller-Motte College in New River to make ends meet, and then was hired at Coastal Carolina Community College for its satellite site on base, where I can proudly give back to the military community.

My heart ached to be back in the high school classroom, so with high hopes, I updated my online application with OCS.  Call it fate: a tiny star drawn on my application that morning garnered the attention of the administration and I was brought into the RHS family in 2014, where I now serve as the AVID Coordinator and I’ve been involved in spear-heading the Classroom OneNote PLCs and A special Professional Development with Michael Simpson with a focus on Office365 and OneNote in the Classroom.