Degrees and Certifications:

BA in History/English MEd in Education Working on PhD in Special Education/Gifted Studies

Miss Melissa Knight

Hello!  I am Miss Melissa Knight.  I am so excited to be a part of the Petal Upper Family as a 5th and 6th grade gifted teacher this school year.  This is my third year as a gifted teacher, but have been in the classroom for 16 years.  I have taught a variety of subjects over the 16 years I have been teaching including, MS Studies, World Geography, Local Culture, Communications, World History, US History, English, Music, and Art.  Along with teaching in the public education sector, I have worked with the University of Southern Mississippi's Karnes Center for Gifted Studies teaching spring and summer courses to students in grades 4-8.  I am a native of Purvis and still live there with my two cats, Kitt and Daniel, and two rabbits, Albus and Ollivander.  I am a member of Venture Church, Lincoln Road, and in the Fall of 2019 I began working on my PhD at the Univerisity of Southern Mississippi in Special Education/Gifted Studies.  I am hoping to bring my passion for learning and exploring new things to my class at Petal Upper.



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