From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CLAY — Melissa Dailey Hettich was named as Clay Elementary’s teacher of the year.
Hettich is currently in her 11th year teaching at Clay Elementary. She has taught kindergarten through fifth grade in exceptional education and taught one year in fourth grade general education.
“Melissa Hettich is one of our biggest assets at Clay Elementary,” said Clay Elementary Principal Dr. Sharon Gallant. “She is dedicated to the success of our students and goes above and beyond the call of duty each and every day. I cannot count the number of times that a parent has praised the positive impact that Melissa has had on their child’s life. The entire team at Clay Elementary admires Melissa’s commitment to student success.”
Hettich is a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville, where she was a varsity cheerleader and ran track in her senior year. She attended Troy State University on a track scholarship and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in K-6 Elementary and K-6 Collaborative. In 2008, Hettich was awarded her Master’s Degree in K-6 Elementary from UAB.
Hettich lives in Argo with her husband, Tim, and their two sons, Callen and Davis. When not at work, she is usually at sporting events for her kids. The family enjoys basketball, baseball, soccer, track, flag football and traveling to see her Troy Trojans play.