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Melissa  Ray
English/ Track/ Cross Country
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Subjects Taught
English II, English III


Ms. Ray graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education K-12.


2002-2003 Ripley Elementary

2003-2004 Holice Powell Elementary

2004-present Dyer County High School


After graduating from Dyersburg High School, Ms. Ray attended the University of Memphis on a track and cross country scholarship.  After graduating in 2002, she taught elementary education for a couple years before deciding to teach at the high school level.  Ms. Ray has coached cross country and track at Dyer County High School since 2004, attending the state championship meets in both sports every season since 2004 along with winning numerous Best of the West and Regional championships.  She has taught every grade level of English since being at Dyer County High School, but currently teaches English II and III.  Ms. Ray has two daughters, Madison and Makayla.  She is also a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Ms. Ray competes in road races in everything from 5k to the marathon and has competed in the Boston Marathon as well as triathlons and cycling races.