Phone: 910-455-2211


Degrees and Certifications:

Melissa Whaley


I graduated from East Carolina University with a bachelor's in political science and a minor in business administration. GO PIRATES!  I received my teacher certification from North Carolina State University.



Prior to coming to teaching with the NC Teach Program, I held numerous jobs in the finance industry.  I have worked as a branch manager at a major bank, was a mortgage loan officer, and worked at Stateside Elementary as their Financial Treasurer.  It was there that I discovered my love for working with children and decided to return to school and pursue a teaching license.  Though I loved my elementary school children, my passion was to work with middle school children.  I most recently worked at Trexler Middle School as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher and loved every minute. I am ready to take this journey with you and your students through Onslow Virtual School!



I was born and raised in Richlands, and attended both Trexler and Richlands High School.  After graduation from ECU, I moved to Wilmington, NC for 13 years.  In 2009, I decided to return home to be with family.  I am married to my husband David, and we have four beautiful children - Julie 19,a sophomore at UNCW, Noah 16,  Kaitlyn 14, and Camden 6.  I love all sports, but can usually be found at the soccer field.  While I will miss being face to face with my students at Trexler Middle School, I am so excited to begin this new adventure with Onslow Virtual School!