Ms. Young (left) and Ms. Hamilton (right) enjoy delivering books to classrooms with BOOKHUB Carts. (Photo credit: Priscilla Johnson)
Melissa Young, M.Ed., NBCT: Media Specialist
I am honored to serve as the SHES Media Specialist. I have worked at Sand Hill Elementary since we opened in 2016. Prior to SHES, I taught at Knightsville Elementary and Spann Elementary. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th regular education and gifted education. I have also served as an Instructional Technology Specialist. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Masters of Science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, and am currently working on a Masters in Library Science.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jody, and two sons, Gavin and Wyatt. I also enjoy gardening, flipping furniture, and treasure hunting. As the SHES Media Specialist, my goal is to spread a love of literacy and provide a safe, inspirational environment that helps students learn, grow, and serve.
Lisa Hamilton: Media Assistant
I graduated from College of Charleston with a degree in Urban Studies and Political Science. I am married to my college sweetheart, Jim, and we have three children (Wade 23 yrs.; Elizabeth 19 yrs. and Helen 15 yrs.) and a really cute dog named Pearl. I love to swim, hike and bike. I am my happiest when I am at Venice Beach, FL with my family, or visiting my children at their colleges or on the pool deck watching my children swim competitively. I started working in the schools later in life. First as a student shadow, then as a Teaching Assistant in IDMD program and now as a Media Assistant. I have a genuine love of children and I am thrilled to mentor them as lifelong readers. I live a simple life of faith, service and love.