Mrs. Melanie O'Dell

Phone: 919-989-6418 extension 6335


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology from North Carolina State University Bachelor of Science in Zoology from North Carolina State University

Mrs. Melanie O'Dell


To My Amazing Students and Families

As we end this school year, I would like to take a moment to thank  all of my students and especially all the parents and guardians that have supported our distance education program.  During this challenging time, we have supported one another and been creative in overcoming the challenges we have faced.  My life has been blessed by these amazing young men and women and I am a better educator because of each and every child that I have had the opportunity to get to know and love.  This 2019-2020 class will always have a very special place in my heart and I cannot wait to see their pathways emerge.  I believe in the greatness in each and every single one of you.  Find your passion and do your part to make this world a better place! 

Have A Fantastic Summer and Marvelous Start to Middle School!! 


Please keep in touch and let me know if there is anything I can do to help over the summer.

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