Melissa Harnly - AIG Consulting Teacher

     Melissa Harnly

    Welcome to the Shawboro and Griggs Elementary AIG Website!

    I am very excited to be working in Currituck County with the wonderful Students, Staff, and Administration of this County. I look forward to many wonderful and enriching opportunities while serving the Currituck communities as an AIG Consulting Teacher. 

    As a professionally seasoned 15 year Teacher, I aim to meet the needs of all our schools' student populations. While working with students I am striving to develop each student's talent in a way to improve his or her knowledge, focus, specific social-emotional needs, and his or her ability to grow from their efforts.  I hope to combine those who have drive and abilities with stimulation, support, meaningful projects,inspiring teaching, and exceptional facilitating.

       Where and What services are students receiving? 

    The AIG Students receive services according to local district and state policies.  In general, the policy states students are to receive services while being “cluster grouped” within the general education classroom, some may receive consult services, and others may receive pull-out services with the AIG Teacher. Students will be engaging in a diverse curriculum that is aimed at teaching beyond the core.  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Project Based Learning (PBL) are two such methodologies I have found to be successful.   Students will work a great deal on projects independently, but will receive facilitation from the AIG teacher and be encouraged to seek help and guidance from other resources and peers. Their goal will be to engage in authentic work that is a reflection of their skills and a continuation of their growth.  Students will receive guidance and scaffold skills to push them beyond the core both horizontally and vertically. Students will continue to be encouraged to join competitive events such as Math 24 Tournament and The Battle of the Book Competition as well as extra-curricular activities beyond the general education classroom.


    When will students engage in learning? 

    AIG students are encouraged to work on skills throughout their day from all their teachers.  They will get specific instruction with the AIG teacher during their Enrichment Block.  During this block they will receive direct instruction, facilitation, and or consultation. SES students will receive services on Mondays and Tuesdays and alternating Wednesdays. GES students will receive instruction Thursdays and Fridays and every other Wed. Time will be flexed when there are holidays or schedule changes, this is done in an attempt to maintain fairness of service times.  

    How will I communicate about the program? 

     I am are using several approaches to communicate with parents.  The student is the number one resource as I will meet with them throughout each 9 weeks and they will bring home a Progress Report and update you on their AIG classroom progress.  Additionally, I  have created this page and plan to upload other attachments, photos, and videos about the classroom activities and extra-curricular events and news as they unfold.  


    Thank you all in advance for the opportunity to work with your children.  It is my goal to create in them an enthusiasm for education and instill in them a great love of learning. From time to time I may be calling on parents and gardians to help with classroom and school events.  If you are interested in helping please contact me and let me know. If you need to reach me you may call me at either school or better yet, email me at mharnly@currituck.k12.nc.us



Last Modified on August 29, 2018