Melanie Douglas, Coordinated School Health Coordinator, is responsible for ensuring all school system health initiatives are evidenced-based interventions which build and sustain a healthy school environment for all students, faculty, and staff. She completed her undergraduate work at Union University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and received her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of TN at Martin. In addition, Melanie completed 30 hours above masters in Administration and Supervision from Freed-Hardeman University.
Melanie has been in education for 16 years. Thirteen of those years she taught 3rd and 5th grades at Caywood Elementary School. As a Highly Qualified 5th grade Social Studies teacher, Melanie was chosen by the VFW as Citizenship Teacher of the Year for the state of TN. She was often responsible for coordinating the Veterans’ Day Programs inviting local veterans to be honored by the students. Also, Melanie served on committees for the School Improvement Plan, the textbook committee, and the calendar committee.
Melanie began working 4 years ago with Coordinated School Health as an assistant until taking the role of the coordinator last year. Melanie works closely with students, parents, and the community to encourage Lexington City School students to lead healthy lifestyles and has received several grants to assist in the endeavor. Melanie has presented at professional development meetings and school board meetings on topics relating health to academics. She has attended several state and national health conferences.