Payne Elementary

Payne Teacher of The Year


Keonta Melton

My name is Keonta Williams Melton.  I am a graduate of Concordia College Selma, where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  I earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling at University of West Alabama and currently completing the degree plan for Instructional Leadership at the same University.   I have had the privilege of being a part of Selma City Schools at Payne Elementary since 2006.  After spending eight years teaching the 5th grade, I was excited to expand my role at Payne Elementary, as the Reading Specialist. I am a 2018 recipient of the National Board Certification Teacher Grant and I am currently seeking certification.  I enjoy reading and being a mother.  I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to providing students instruction with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. 
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