Melissa Manderson Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
French I, French II

  • Graduate of Camanche High School- Class of '92 
  • Graduate of the University of Louisiana-Monroe '97-B.A. Double Major Spanish and French


  • In 1995, I began teaching FLES French at Grace Episcopal School in Monroe, Louisiana.
  • From 1998-2004 I taught Spanish in Texas. Terrell High School, Wylie High School and Kaufman High School
  • In December of 2002 I was a contributing teacher/author to Nuevos Caminos 2006 by Holt, Rhinehart and Winston.
  • I moved to Alabama in 2004 and continued teaching Spanish in Thomasville.
  • I began teaching at Smiths Station High School in 2008.


I am originally from Monroe, Louisiana but I grew up moving. I have lived in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Illinois, and Iowa, where I graduated from Camanche High School. I returned to Louisiana to attend ULM.

At ULM I received scholarships to study abroad, the CODOFIL scholarship to France and Sigma Delta Pi scholarship to Spain.  On my own, I have traveled and studied in Mexico.

I have been teaching languages since 1995.   I am a member of the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages(ACTFL), FLTeach, and the Alabama Foreign Language Teachers Association(AFLTA).  I have taught all students from preschoolers to college students in my career. 

I am happily married to Evan Manderson, who teaches elementary school at Lakewood. We have two very precious and rambunctious boys, Beau Carter and Cooper Frost.