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Melissa  Ball
Connections Art Teacher
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1992    Graduated FCHS

1996    Graduated from North Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education

1998    Graduated from Piedmont College with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood

2004    Graduated from Piedmont College with a Education Specialist Degree


I have worked one year at East Fannin Elementary as a paraprofessional in a first grade classroom. I taught second grade at Blue Ridge Elementary for three years. I taught visual arts classes at Fannin High School for 12 years. I have taught at the middle school since 2012. In 2008 I was selected as the county wide 2009 Teacher of the Year. In 2009 I was chosen as STAR Teacher of the Year.

I was an instructor for BRMAA's after school program and summer program.

I have taken FCHS student groups to France and Italy to study art.



I am very passionate about art and I love working with children. I grew up in Fannin County when art was not included in the school curriculum. My first art class was in college and I knew I wanted to come back to Fannin County and help build an art program. I am very fortunate--I love my job. Please visit my website by following the link.