My name is Melissa Thigpen, and I have been teaching for the past 12 years since I graduated from Abilene Christian University. I spent most of my time teaching pre-school in private, Christian daycares, and mother’s-day-out programs, but also spent two years teaching 1st and 2nd grade in Abilene. Our family spent 3 years living in Ft. Worth, while my husband attended Texas A&M University School of Law. Last year, after he graduated, we quickly packed up and headed to Troy. My husband grew up here, and it has always been our dream to raise our family here. We have four children, they keep us very busy and we wouldn’t have it any other way!