Meet the Teacher
Melissa Hill

Phone: 828-684-1295


Degrees and Certifications:

  • Middle Grades English/Language Arts, 6-8 (2014)
  • Academically/Intellectually Gifted License, K-12 (2014)
  • National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist (2005; renewed 2015)
  • B.S.Ed. Elementary Education, K-6 (1998)
  • North Carolina Teaching Fellow (1994)

VIRTUAL DAYS Office Hours:
I will be at the school building daily from 7:15am to 3:15pm. You can contact me via Remind (most efficient), email, or by calling the school phone.

*Students will access Google Classroom for all AIG class sessions and assignments when we are in virtual learning mode.*

School Phone: 828-684-1295

I am one of two AIG specialists at Koontz Intermediate. I am here five days a week, and Chris Cutshall is here on Thursdays. We both teach 5th and 6th graders.

Prior to working at Koontz, I taught for 16 years at another wonderful school in Buncombe county, Fairview Elementary. During my years at Fairview I taught third, fourth, and fifth grades as a regular classroom teacher. This is my 6th year teaching AIG at Koontz.

I received my B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education  from Western Carolina University (1998). I completed the coursework for an Academically/Intellectually Gifted license from Mars Hill University (2013). I am also licensed in Middle Grades English/Language Arts (2014) and National Board certified as a Middle Childhood Generalist (2005).

I enjoy working with AIG students and look forward to a great year of challenge and discovery. Check out the links here on my website, and if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever please email me ( or call me at the school (684-1295).