Melissa Rowe received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and worked in the chemistry industry for 12 years. She received a teaching certificate and Gifted Endorsement through the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy at Northwest Georgia Resident Educator Summative Assessment. Melissa has been a teacher for seven years, teaching gifted, honors, and general classes that include sections of Physical Science and Chemistry. She has been a member of the Georgia Science Teachers Association for five years, the National Science Teachers Association for two years, and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers and the American Chemistry Society for three years. In 2023, she presented at the National Science Teachers Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the recipient of the
2023 Georgia Science Teachers Association District 1 Mini-Grant. Additionally, she became Science Department Chair in 2023. She volunteers within her school system to support and promote science to students of all ages, including Science Camp, STEM Night, and Science Night each year.
NSHSS is always looking to find ways to support our network of educators, especially those who are constantly looking to support their students. To help offset the financial burden, NSHSS is awarding fifteen (15) high school educators $500 grants to help provide additional opportunities to their students and classrooms.