About Me



Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Florida -BS in Varying Exceptionalities and ESOL endorsed Walden University -MS in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Georgia College University -Ed.S in Educational Leadership

Mrs. Melissa Miranda-Smith

My name is Melissa Miranda-Smith and I am a Behavior Specialist in Effingham County.

I was raised in Puerto Rico and am fluent in both Spanish and English. I began my teaching career in Florida back in 2005 and graduated with a degree in Varying Exceptionalities (Special Education). My husband and I moved to Effingham County in 2016 and have four beautiful children. Prior to education, I was in the Air Force for eight years, served during the 9/11 tragedy and am considered a proud Veteran. 

  Please feel free to contact me if you are concerned about your child's behavior, school or home, and I will try my best to help.

Have a fantastic school year!!


  • South Effingham Elementary                                     Blandford Elementary   

    Monday and Tuesday                                                    Wednesday and Thursday  

                                  **Friday's will be alternated every week

Last Modified on August 4, 2022