Degrees and Certifications:

BA Home Economics Education

Ms. Melinda O. Bremer


I grew up in Harnett County and graduated from Western Harnett High School.  My dad was in the Air Force stationed at Pope AF Base.  When my Dad retired he moved our family(myself and three sisters) to his(and my Mom's) hometown state of West Virginia.  I attended Shepherd University in the small town of Shepherdstown, WV(only about an hour from Washington, DC). I have a daughter and a sweetheart of a granddaughter.  Now I live in Sanford with the love of my life who was my bestfriend in high school.  I have been teaching pre-school, middle school, high school and college for the past 25 years.  My hobbies include crafting, thrifting, beaching, traveling, decorating, refurbishing and cooking.  Free time is spend exploring little towns for their resturants and secondhand shops. I love sports especially football-Steelers/WVU.  I am so excited to be back in North Carolina teaching in the county I grew up in. I have always felt that teaching is a work of heart.  Within my subject matter I teach life long learning skills.  I want my students to remember lessons we had throughout their life and use what they have learned in day to day tasks.    

Interior Design
This course engages students in exporing various interior design professions, while building the content knowledge and technical skills necessary to provide a foundational knowledge of the design industry. Emphasis is placed on design thinking and utilization of the interior design process; human, environmental and behavioral factors; color theory, elements and principles of design; hand sketching/digital design techniques, space planning, selection of products and materials for residential interiors; client relationship building and design communication techiques.  English/language arts, mathematics, science, art, and technology are reinforced.

Foods and Nutrition 
This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual.  Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of food production, kitchen and meal management, food groups and their preparation, and time and resource management.  English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are reinforced.  Work-based learning strategies appropiate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America(FCCLA) competive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunityto apply essential standards and workplace readlinessskills through authentic experiences.

Education/Experience: BA Shepherd University-Shepherdstown, WV