Melissa Garland

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I am excited to join the Higley Traditional Academy this year as your Assistant Principal. It is an honor to be a part of a school community with teachers who are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment for all students.
My career in education began 22 years ago as a classroom teacher. During this time I have also served as a counselor, reading coach, instructional coach, and administrator.  All of these roles have provided me with unique and invaluable experiences which I hope will contribute to the HTA community.  Through all of my experiences I have learned that everyone plays an important role in a student’s success and that success depends on working together as a team.
My goal is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in a safe and nurturing environment. I am dedicated to providing the support needed to identify and build upon the strengths of our students. I look forward to working with the students, teachers, and families to support our core purpose…Connect, Engage, Inspire.
Ms. Melissa Garland