Phone: (910) 324-3139


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Psychology MAT Teaching Elementary Education Graduate Certificate Special Education

Melissa Rials

I grew up in Lumberton, North Carolina and graduated from high school in 1998. After high school, I went to UNCW and majored in Psychology. I got married to a Marine and then completed my degree in Okinawa, Japan. After my degree completion, I then earned my Master of Arts in Teaching:Elementary Education from UNCW.  I also have a graduate certificate in Special Education. I have taught Special Education for Onslow County Schools at Blue Creek Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, and Onslow Virtual School. I have also worked on base at DeLalio Elementary School. I am excited to be back at Heritage this year teaching 4th grade. 

I have been married to my husband Jon for 20 years, and he is now retired from the USMC. I have three children. Lauryn is 22 years old and attending her first year of Law School at Elon Law. I have two sons, Trevor and Luke. Trevor is in his senior year at RHS and Luke is in his sophomore year. I love animals!  I also have two dashchunds, Rusty and Bailey, and a cat named Baker.