Meet the Teacher Assistant

Phone: 910-897-8353 ext. 205


Degrees and Certifications:

Melanie Bastin

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant

I am so excited to be in Pre-K this year! Mrs. Rhonnie and I are looking forward to a great year of having fun while we learn. I grew up in Ohio and attended Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. I moved to Coats 23 years ago. Coats has been an amazing place for me to raise my children and work in our amazing school. My  husband Michael and I have been married for 23 years. We recently purchased our new home in Willow Spring. Our daughter, Alexandria, is currently in grad school in Virginia. She is working toward obtaining her doctorates in Occuational Therapy. Our son, Michael, is a junior at Campbell University.  This will be my 15th year as a teacher's assistant at Coats Elementary. I take great pride in nurturing your child academically and  emotionally. Together we can make a difference and I am looking forward to getting to know each of you. Let's make this school year the best!