Phone: 256-390-2630 ext 1336


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 2001 Master's in Elementary Education, 2016

Mrs. Melanie Hester

My name is Melanie Hester.  I am beginning my 10th year at Howell Graves.

I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Educaiton in 2001 from Athens State University.  In December 2016, I received my Master's in Elementary Education from the University of North Alabama.

I am married to Mark and we have been married for 20 years.  Mark is an engineer for AT&T.  We have two daughters.  Mallie is a senior at MSHS, and Maudie is a sophomore at MSHS.  My girls both love school, and I am truly thankful for that!  Mallie is a cheerleader for the MSHS Varsity squad, and Maudie plays softball for MSHS JV team.  I am also the Cheer Coach for the Muscle Shoals Middle School cheer squad.  We are super busy, but we have a ball supporting each other.

I attend Grace Life Church of the Shoals in Muscle Shoals.  My hobbies include shopping, being with my family, reading, and looking for ways to improve my classroom and teaching.