Melanie Jolly

Foreign Language, Social Studies


Courses Taught:

MS Writers, Latin I & II



SalvÄ“!  I am so excited to be teaching at Horn Lake High School!  This is my 18th year to teach and my 10th year at Horn Lake.  I love teaching, and I am excited to have a new group of students interested in Latin this year!  I took 2 years of Latin in high school, and then I minored in Classics with an emphasis in Latin while an undergraduate at Ole Miss.  I continued my studies at Mississippi University for Women where I received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two children: Ben, who is in 5th grade; and Emma, who is in 2nd grade.  My hobbies outside school include cooking, reading, and going to Ole Miss football games.


About the Teacher


I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Mississippi in 2001. My minor was Classics, with an emphasis in Latin. After graduating from Ole Miss, I started working on a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Mississippi University for Women. I received my MAT degree in 2004.

My certification areas include English 7-12, Latin K-12, and Mild to Moderate Disabilities K-12.


I started teaching English and Latin at a small private school in 2002, in my hometown of Columbus, MS. I moved to Philadelphia, MS, in 2005, and worked as a classroom English tutor at Choctaw Central High School, the high school operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

In 2006, I began working for Neshoba Central Middle School, where I was an English teacher and a Special Education teacher.

I started working at Horn Lake High School in January 2010.  I taught Special Education Math for one semester.  For the past 9 years, I have taught English and Latin.