Meet the Teacher
Melissa Hill

Phone: 828-684-1295

Email: melissa.hill@bcsemail.org

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)

Remote Learning
If we operate on a remote schedule for any reason this year, students will access AIG assignments via Google Classroom. Instructions will be sent to parents through the Remind app. Most of you have accepted my invitation to Remind -- please email me if you have questions or did not receive an invitation.


Email: melissa.hill@bcsemail.org
School Phone: 828-684-1295

I am one of two AIG specialists at Koontz Intermediate. I am here five days a week, and Nicole Murray 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 year begins my 8th 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 (melissa.hill@bcsemail.org) or call me at the school (684-1295).