Melissa Brooks (’08), who teaches US history and is an instructional leader at Hunters Lane High School in Nashville, was named 2014 High School Teacher of the Year for the Metropolitan District.
She serves on the Leadership Council and is team leader for the Academy of Design and Technology. Brooks believes in collaboration among teachers for student success and meets regularly with her team to look at student performance and plan lessons,
assessments, and interventions.
Brooks regularly finds fun ways to involve her students in class, like dressing up in period costumes for history lessons and using a tournament bracket to teach about how the New Deal helped end the Great Depression.