By: Lee Steinour – Digital Marketing Manager
Supporting Local Schools
As students head back to school they’ll be surrounded by teachers, staff, and parents all there to help them navigate the new year along with new challenges.
Ivester Jackson Christie’s agent Melissa Turney is one of those parents positively influencing students at both JV Washam Elementary School and Bailey Road Middle School in Cornelius, North Carolina.
Making a Difference
Melissa says “I strongly believe that providing children with a great educational experience is one of the most important opportunities in our community and our society. Through volunteering at two of our local schools, I have seen the difference we can make in the teachers and students lives with just a little bit of time and effort.”
For seven years Melissa has been dedicating her time in many different roles at J.V. Washam; including as Room Parent, Committee Chair for 5th Grade Promotion, Family Nights Out Chair, & Teacher Appreciation Chair. She’s also served on the board as VP of Volunteers, President, and Past President.
She says “This will be my last year at JV Washam and I will really miss the staff and the school.”
Technology, Playgrounds, and Celebrations
During her time volunteering at JV Washam Melissa has helped raise more than $40,000 each year through fundraising efforts. She’s also worked with the board to purchase school technology, makeover the Media Center and build a playground.
At Bailey Road Middle Melissa served as VP of School Support on the PTSA board last year where she helped to support the teachers and students through Teacher Appreciation events, Honor Roll Celebrations, End of Year Parties, & ACE Awards…. she’ll continue serving in the same role this year.
When she’s not volunteering, Melissa is busy helping home buyers find their dream home and she’s dedicated to helping sellers achieve their real estate goals. She is passionate about providing impeccable service to her clients and assisting them during the entire process from contract to closing and beyond.