Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in Fine & Applied Arts, English, Secondary Education - Appalachian State University Masters of School Administration - UNC at Wilmington
Mrs. Melissa Costin
After graduating from Appalachian, I began teaching high school English in my family home in eastern North Carolina. I also coached speech and debate and had the fortune of taking students all the way to nationals. After obtaining my administrative degree in Wilmington and completing an internship as an Assistant Principal at a middle school and an elementary school down there, my husband and I moved to Hickory. I accepted a position at South Caldwell High School as an Assistant Principal in 2007 and was named Caldwell County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year in 2008. I was named Principal of Collettsville School in 2010 and around 2012, I was named Principal of a school in Watauga County. I returned home to Caldwell County in 2015 to serve as the Assistant Principal at Granite Falls Middle School. During the summer of 2016, I was named Principal of Granite falls Middle School. Granite Falls is my home and has been since 2007 and I absolutely love being here!