Melinda has been a music educator for more than 20 years. She is teaching in the school district she attended as a child. In addition to teaching music at Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts she directs the school chorus, Singers, Calypso Belles (girls chime group), and Calypso Boom (boys drumming group). She has been the musical director for several shows including Lion King Jr, School House Rock Jr, Legally Blonde Jr, and Jungle Book Kids.
Obtaining a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Furman University and a Master’s of Integrated Teaching through the Arts from Lesley University, Melinda understands the power of music not only as an art, but as a means to make connections with students. Leading workshops for teachers in using music in the regular classroom is also a passion to Melinda. Melinda’s most important job is being mom to her two sons, Brayden and Connor.