Phone: 706-592-4534


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology Masters in Education Certificate for Secondary Science

Mrs. Melissa Tedder

Welcome to 8th Grade at Hephzibah Middle School!


This is my first year teaching at HMS and in Richmond County. I grew up in Bulloch County outside of Statesboro in a small town called Brooklet and moved to Savannah during elementary school. I graduated from Savannah Arts Academy and went on to Georgia Southern before transferring to Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy. I graduated with a B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Science. I attended a course at Savannah State for Marine Science before starting my career with the Department of Natural Resources - Coastal Resources Division. I decided to go back to school to get my masters in teaching from Armstrong State University. I started teaching in Chatham County as a high school science teacher. I moved to McIntosh County and taught Biology, Chemisty, Phyical Science, Environmental Science and Oceanography. After 5 years of teaching high school, I moved back to Bulloch County and taught Middle School Life Science in Bryan County. I am excited to be teaching in Richmond County at HMS! I look forward to a great school year at an amazing school!