Melissa Tollison will serve as the Principal at Powdersville Elementary School this school year. Mrs. Tollison has worked at Powdersville Elementary for fifteen years in various roles including eight years as a fourth grade math and social studies teacher and one year as a part-time ESOL teacher and Reading Interventionist at Powdersville Elementary. Most recently, she served as assistant principal for six years.
Mrs. Tollison is a Wren High School graduate. She received her undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Elementary Education and participated in the Teaching Fellows program. While attending Anderson University, Mrs. Tollison was awarded the Farrah Whitworth Thompson Award and the Excellence in Elementary Education Award.
In 2009, Mrs. Tollison was named Teacher of the Year for Powdersville Elementary school. Mrs. Tollison received her National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood in 2012.
Mrs. Tollison graduated with a Master's of Education Administration and Supervision degree from Anderson University in 2014.
Mrs. Tollison says "I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive community. It is an honor to serve the students, families, and staff of Powdersville Elementary School in this role as Principal.
I look forward to seeing our school continue to strive for excellence and reach new heights in student achievement. I'm thankful for this opportunity and I look forward to the bright future of PVES!" Mrs. Tollison and her family live in Powdersville. She is married and has two daughters.