Ms. Melissa Nichol

Welcome to 7th Grade ELA


     I hope that each of you had a relaxing and uneventful summer!  I know at our household we were busy trying to pack as much as possible into the very short two months we had away from school. There just never seems to be enough time to get everything done. I am very excited about beginning my fourth year at Heard Middle School and am looking forward to working with you and your childs! It’s going to be another fantastic year here at HCMS!

A little about me:

 I am a Clayton County Riverdale High School graduate. I then continued my education at Atlanta Christian College (Now Point University in West Point, GA) and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education.  I returned to my hometown elementary school, Riverdale, for my first three years of teaching where I worked for my elementary school principal; what an awesome experience that was!

My family and I then relocated to the best place on Earth, Heard County, where I began teaching at Mt. Zion Elementary in Carroll County. While there, I attended the University of West Georgia where I earned a Master’s degree and, soon after, a Specialist degree in Middle Grades Math and Science. After two years at Mt. Zion, I was very fortunate to be hired at Ephesus, just minutes from my home in the Simpson Community. While there, I added my leadership certification to my certificate, and then I spent 13 years teaching all subject areas there. Now, as I find myself teaching my 22nd year with gifted certification added to my credentials, I consider it a privilege to be at HCMS again this year.

 I am very lucky to be raising two daughters, Emily who is a senior at Heard County High School and Kylie who is a 4th grader, in a small town with wide-open spaces where kids play in the dirt, ride horses and four wheelers, and know how to “fix” machinery. I look forward to working with you and your child this year. Please feel free to contact me via email, school phone, or cell phone if you ever have questions or concerns. After all, we are in this together!



Ms. Melissa Nichol

School: 706-675-9247

Cell:  678-372-1051