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Melody Wiggins


M.A. in Middle Grades Math Education

December 2012

Piedmont College, Demorest, GA B.S. in Middle Grades Education Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA

May 2002

Teaching Experience

Grade 7 Composition/Grammar Full time Substitute

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA

• Design interesting and authentic writing exercises

• Emphasize vocabulary discovery with hands-on and engaging etymology based lessons

• Reinforced grammar mechanics essential for strong writing

2017 to present

7th/8th Grade Science Substitute Teacher Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, GA

• Implement lessons and labs for Life and Physical Science

• Plan student centered activities integrating Chromebooks and online resources (Google Classroom, Hapara) to support content material

• Develop academic support strategies with teachers and parents


Middle School SubstituteTeacher Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA


• Teach lessons and lead class discussions

• Monitor student progress and provide feedback

• Chaperone and supervise field trips

7th/8th Grade Math/Language Arts Teacher Loganville Middle School, Loganville, GA


• Collaborate with grade level department to design lessons that align with GPS and CCGPS curriculum

• Utilize instructional technology (Smartboard, Mobi, Ipads, remotes) to enhance pedagogical technique

• Employ a variety of research based best teaching practices into engaging student-centered lessons

6th Grade Math/Language Arts Teacher


Oglethorpe County Middle School, Lexington, GA

• Design units based on GPS curriculum within PLC grade level departments

• Planned assessments using backwards design to ensure students reach learning objectives

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA

• Implemented state mandated curriculum focused on grammar usage and composition

• Established strong, equitable learning environments to meet needs of adolescent learners


Professional Service

After School Care Club Kef

Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, GA

• Entertained 2 to 3-year olds every Monday and Tuesday afternoon until parents arrived for pick up

• Administered snacks and changed diapers as needed

• Provide one on one attention and care


After school Supervision, The Overlook

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA

• Supervised middle and high school students until parents arrived for pick up

• Held tutoring sessions for grammar/composition for 7th grade students in need of remediation


Professional memberships

Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)

2002 - present

Professional Certifications

GA Teaching Certification T5 Middle Grades Math (4-8) Middle Grades Language Arts (4-8)