Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Melinda Willingham
Welcome! My name is Melinda Willingham and I have the honor of serving as Curriculum/Reading Coach at West Elementary School. I am a graduate of Cullman City Schools and have been employed by our system since 1992. I graduated from Athens State University with an Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree. I earned my master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, along with a reading specialist certification. I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 6th grade, and Title 1 Reading. My current role as a curriculum/reading coach allows me to support students and teachers. I am privileged to work alongside teachers with professional development opportunities, mentor new teachers, and help align curriculum using data to uncover instructional needs. One of the highlights of my days is working with small groups of children to help grow lifelong readers and writers. Please feel free to contact me at 256-734-4271 or through email, firstname.lastname@example.org.