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Principal's Corner


Dear Parents and Families of Graham Elementary School,

My name is Melissa Kelley and I am the new principal at Graham Elementary! I am honored for the opportunity to become the leader of the Graham Family! I am excited and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the students at our school. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations and providing individualized support for our students. Every child deserves our full effort!

I am married to Brad Kelley and we have a 4 year old son, Drake. I have spent my educational career in the Pell City School System at Iola Roberts Elementary School and Williams Intermediate School. I taught 1st grade at Iola Roberts and then became the Instructional Specialist at both Iola Roberts and Williams Intermediate. I graduated with my Bachelors and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from University of Alabama at Birmingham. I received my Educational Specialists degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Masters in Educational Administration from Jacksonville State University. Currently, I am working towards my Doctor of Educational Administration degree and completing my dissertation at Samford University.

I look forward to working with each of you to provide the highest quality education for your child. The partnership between parents and the school is imperative to a child’s success. I believe this partnership helps to create an environment where your child will feel safe and develop a lifelong love of learning. I am committed to working with you to meet the needs and goals of your child. Please feel free to call or email me to set up an appointment whenever needed. I believe that if we work together as a team we can ensure a positive outcome for the students at Graham Elementary School!



Melissa A. Kelley, Ed.S.