Mrs. Melissa Edwards graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She continued her studies at Appalachian earning her Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Reading K-12 Certification. After several years of teaching, Mrs. Edwards also added an AIG certification. After teaching 17 years of Kindergarten and 1 year of 1st grade at Edward Best Elementary, Mrs. Edwards became the AIG Resource teacher at Edward Best Elementary. Beginning in 2017, Mrs. Edwards serves 2 schools, Edward Best Elementary and Laurel Mill Elementary as the AIG Resource Teacher.