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1981 Temple High School-STAR Student, Salutatorian

1987 B.S.Ed. Early Childhood Education, West Georgia College

1991 M.Ed. Early Childhood Education, West Georgia College

1997 Ed.S. Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia

2008 - ESOL Certification

2014 - Gifted Endorsement

2017 - Cherokee Rose Writing Project

Invitational Summer Institute




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1988-1990 Annette Winn Elementary


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1990-1991 West Georgia College/Carrollton City School

PreK - Graduate Assistant Teacher

1991-1994 West Central Technical College

Adult Education Instructor,  implemented PEACH ProgramImage result for Peach

1996-1999 Sand Hill Elementary

Art, Fourth Grade, Second Grade

1999-2001 Sharp Creek Elementary

Kindergarten, First Grade

2001-2005 Sand Hill Elementary 

Second and Third  Grades


2005-present Ithica Elementary School

First through Third Grades, currently Second Grade

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My name is Melanie Lambert Stapler. I was born and raised in Carroll County. I attended Temple schools from Kindergarten through graduation. 

I married my high school sweetheart 35 years ago. I am thankful for my hubby who served in the United States Navy for three years aboard the U.S.S. Ranger; he served during the Persian Gulf Conflict. He helps me with all my "projects"... I can't thank him enough for his loving support!

We have one son who is 30 years old. We are so proud of him!

I am thankful to live next door to my parents.

I love Jesus, my family, my friends, and our three dogs-dogs are my favorite pet! I enjoy reading, hiking, walking in the woods behind my home, gardening, and playing piano and a little (very little) guitar. I hope to learn to play the banjo and saxophone one day! My mom wants me to learn to play the harp.


My husband, son, and I go kayaking when we can.  I also hope to travel more with Mr. Stapler in the near future. 

I have been teaching since 1988 which makes this my 30th year teaching. Teaching is my calling and my passion. I believe the children are our future. Just as the song says, "teach them well and let them lead the way!" It is my pleasure to support students as they aspire to be all that they can be! Children should be encouraged to try without fear of failure. That is my goal as a teacher, to provide a foundation for their future learning while instilling in each student a love of learning, especially reading! Reading is the foundation for all other learning. If you can read fluently, you can study and learn almost anything! 


Some of my favorites:

Author: Francine Rivers

Books: The Bible, The Atonement Child, Redeeming Love

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Band: Need to Breathe,                                 Big Daddy Weave,     and      Zach Williams

Songs: Lay 'Em Down,                                  Redeemed,                    and     Chain Breaker

               Multiplied,                                                                                                Old Church Choir


Restaurants: Chick-fil-A, Gabe's Downtown, Loco Mex, Texas Roadhouse, Casa Sol

Drinks: Sweet TeaImage result for Sweet Tea Dr. Pepper Image result for dr. pepper

Candy: KitKat    Image result for kitkat chocolate                 RolosImage result for rolo chocolate




Flowers:      Gerber  DaisiesImage result for gerbera daisies                RosesImage result for roses 

Easter LiliesImage result for Easter Lilies...just about any flowers! 


I also love shopping at Image result for TJ Maxx  and Image result for Marshalls!


 I move turtles     Image result for terrapins    from the road so they won't get killed.