Phone: 256-389-2682 ext 1827


Degrees and Certifications:

Secondary Education, MA (concentration on history,)UNA Secondary Education, BS, UA German, BS, UA French, Minor, UA AP U.S. History, Certified, College Board Highly Qualified

Mrs. Melissa Bailey

My name is Mrs. Melissa Bailey. This is my 18th year at MSHS but my 26th year teaching German.  I could teach German, its culture, its geography and history all day! I enjoy helping my students become a 2nd or 3rdlanguage speaker and expose them to lots of wonderful cultural adventures.

I was born in Cullman, Alabama. At the beginning of the 9th grade my family was transferred to Germany. I graduated from Nürnberg American High School in Nürnberg, Germany which is where I learned German. I returned to the United States to attend the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in German and Secondary Education and a minor in French.  After moving to Muscle Shoals I obtained a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with concentration in Social Science from the University of North Alabama. I am also qualified to teach Advanced Placement United States History.

I am married to Greg Bailey. We have two sons.  We have lived in many places; Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. We feel extremely lucky to have landed in the “Shoals” it is by far the best place we have ever lived. We have truly found our forever home.