Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Jessica Mellon

Jessica Mellon, Principal

Dr. Mellon is a native of Gaston County, and graduated from East Gaston High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master's degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a doctorate in Education Leadership from Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs.

Dr. Mellon's career in education began as a high school Civics and Economics teacher at Hunter Huss High school. After teaching for four years, Dr. Mellon was accepted into the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program. She continued to work at Hunter Huss High School providing student services, while completing her master's degree in School Administration. Dr. Mellon started her administrative career at Bessemer City Middle School approximately 15 years ago as a principal intern.  Following this, she served as an assistant principal at Grier Middle School, North Gaston High School, and Lowell Elementary before returning to Bessemer City Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year.

Dr. Mellon is the mother of a beautiful 14-year-old daughter who is in the 10th grade. She states being a mother has been the most valuable experience in teaching what is truly important when it comes to education, the well-being, and safety of children.