Mrs. Melody Carey-Hutto

Phone: (803) 685-2000


Degrees and Certifications:

MEd Educational Administration, USC BA Elementary Education, USC Special Education Certified, ID and LD, USC

Mrs. Melody Carey-Hutto

Hello!  Thank you for visiting my page!

This is my 24th year of teaching, 23 of these here on "The Ridge".  My mother, Gwen Carey, began her teaching career here on the Ridge teaching 2nd grade many, many years ago.  My father, Lyndon Carey, was the principal here for many years, so you can say that the Ridge was part home.  The best thing about this is I really do know so many wonderful families and taught a lot of the the parents of children that I have taught and will probably teach before I retire.  It's a family oriented community and school that keeps me coming back year after year!

I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 7th in the general education population before moving into the special education area in 2016-2017 where I felt a strong calling.  I have truly found a new love of teaching as I am inspired everyday by these very special young people who have stolen my heart and bless me everyday.

My husband Ronnie and I live in New Holland with our Boxer, Piper. Together we have five children and eight grandchildren, five which attend school here on the The Ridge.  In my down time I enjoy reading, painting, staying home and relaxing, and of course, cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks!!!