My name is Melodie Hardwick. This is my first year teaching at AMS and AHS, but I am in my 13th year of teaching. I come from a teaching family. My dad, grandmother, and countless aunts were all teachers. I realized teaching was my calling when I went to Bangkok, Thailand to teaching English. My 7th grade English teacher hosted me there, so don't discount those middle school teachers! I am originally from Florida and grew up in Georgia. I moved to Tennessee to attend Carson-Newman College (now University). I fell in love with the mountains here. I spend my spare time hiking those mountains, sitting in creeks, and chasing after my daughter and doberman. My husband I also enjoy going to car shows (well, he enjoys the cars and I enjoy people watching).
I am thrilled to be a part of such an excellent school system and I am excited to teach these wonderful students.