Phone: 252-244-3215


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Elementary Education

Melissa Dahms

Welcome to First Grade! I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with your child this year. I like to tell my students that everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner, including myself!  My goal is to instill a love of learning into every child that walks into my room. I believe very strongly that it takes a community to educate a child and I look forward to working alongside you this year and watching your child grow. Let the adventure begin!

All About Me

I grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and moved to Greenville, North Carolina in 1999. Ever since I was little I loved playing school and knew early on teaching was what I was meant  to do. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.This will be my 14th year teaching at VFL. I am married to a wonderful husband who never minds pitching in on a school project. I have a fur child named Maverick, who keeps my life interesting! In my spare time I enjoy photography, watching the Tarheels, running, traveling, and spending time with family. I also love being a coach for Girls on the Run at VFL.