Melissa Whaley

Phone: 910-324-4414


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Melissa Whaley


I graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor's in political science and a minor in business administration. GO PIRATES!



Prior to coming to teaching with the NC Teach Program, I held numerous jobs in the finance industry.  I have worked as a branch manager at a major bank, was a mortgage loan officer, and most recently worked at Stateside Elementary as their Financial Treasurer.  It was there that I discovered my love for working with children and decided to return to school and pursue a teaching license.  Though I loved my elementary school children, my passion was to work with middle school children.



I was born and raised in Richlands, and attended both Trexler and Richlands High School.  After graduation from ECU, I moved to Wilmington, NC for 13 years.  In 2009, I decided to return home to be with family.  I am married to my husband David, and we have four beautiful children - Julie 17, Noah 13, Kaitlyn 11, and Camden 4.  I love all sports, but can usually be found at the soccer field.  I am so excited to be at Trexler Middle School!