About Mrs. Reese

Mrs. Melissa Reese

Phone: 907.835.4728


Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Graduate Certificate University of Alaska-Anchorage, AK 2014 M.A.T. Educational Technology University of Alaska-Anchorage, AK 2005 Bachelor of Science Business Teacher Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 1994

Mrs. Melissa Reese

Being born and raised in central Nebraska, I am a country girl at heart. After high school, I served three years in the US Army before attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Big Red!). Upon earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Education, I taught business and computer classes in Nebraska for two years and in Valdez for 15 years.  I then served Valdez students as the Director of Education Services for two years and have had the privilege of being the Hermon Hutchens Elementary School Principal for three years.


When not at school, I enjoy outdoor activities with family and friends. Typically, we spend summers camping and exploring the treasures of the Alaska landscape. Last summer, my husband Darren and I rode our motorcycles from Valdez to central Nebraska.