Teacher spotlight: Melanie Blount

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

Melanie Blount is a second-grade teacher at Woodleaf Elementary School.

Years teaching: 22 years

Family: Husband, Steve, and his sons, Michael and Boo

Favorite food: French cuisine

Favorite color: Blue

Favorite TV show: “A Chef’s Life” on PBS

Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Favorite movie: “Bringing Up Baby”

Favorite sport or team: Auburn Tigers

Hobbies: Kayaking, cycling and cooking

Dream vacation: Banff, Canada

Prized possession: My dog Moses

Actor who would star in the movie of my life: Sandra Bullock

Hidden talent: I have a unique way of whistling.

Motto: “Let’s get busy. We’re burning daylight.” It is a simple reminder to make the most of every day.

Three words that describe me: Imaginative, positive and humorous

Who inspires you: My parents, David and Jacquelin Hagler

Greatest Accomplishment: Receiving my National Board certification

Favorite quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi