About The Library Media Coordinator



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Melissa Light

Hi! I have been the Library Media Coordinator at HCMS since the 2006-2007 school year! My favorite genre is Fantasy/Science Fiction but I do read other genres, especially since I coach the Battle of the Books team. I do love Star Wars so I get very excited about hosting Star Wars Reads Day Events in the library. 

I moved to Jacksonville in 2006 after completing my Masters in Information and Library Science. Before my time in Jacksonville, I worked in Pittsboro, NC at Horton Middle School. At Horton I was the 8th grade Language Arts teacher, English Department Chair, and Grade Chair.

Before moving to NC, I had an amazing experience of being a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. I worked in Kenya for two years teaching English to equivalent of grades 9-12. I am so grateful for the experience I had overseas. Those students and community members had a huge impact on my life and I am so happy to share my memories, pictures, and experiences.

Growing up I moved around a lot and it wasn't even military related! I have lived in California, Oregon, Idaho, Virgina, Alabama, Florida, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and North Carolina!