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Karen Melillo

I am so excited to be a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School family as your principal! I was born and raised in Huntsville and graduated from Sparkman High School. While in college, I was a Special Education Instructional Assistant at Liberty Middle School from 1992 until 1997. I began my teaching career in 1997 at University Place Elementary as a Behavior Intervention Teacher. I also taught 3rd Grade at University Place before moving to Chapman Elementary School in 2003. While at Chapman, I taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th Grades, then moved to Lakewood Elementary School in 2014 to serve as their Assistant Principal until 2017.

My husband, Marc, is a PE teacher at Rolling Hills Elementary. We do not have our own children, but we do have two dogs named Gus and Pino. I love all things Disney, and you will rarely see me without a Dr. Pepper close by! I also love traveling, snorkeling, and photography.
MS.Ed in Instructional Leadership (P-12) from Samford University
BS.Ed in Elementary Education (K-6) from Athens State University
Class A, Instructional Leader (210), Grade Level: P-12, Instructional Leader (81L)
Class B, Elementary (75A), Grade Level: K-6, Elementary Education (0N1)
(256) 428-7100