My name is Melanie Oran and I am the choral director here at Walker Valley. I received my Bachelor of Music Education at Tennessee Wesleyan College and Masters of Administration and Supervision at University of TN at Chattanooga. In the fall of 2018, I will begin my 28th year of teaching in Bradley County. I spent 10 years at Bradley Junior High School, teaching choir classes, study skills, cheer coach, yearbook sponsor and was part time administrator. I took several groups to New York, Boston, and Washington DC to compete in show choir festivals. When the choral position at Walker Valley was posted at the opening of the school in 2001, I decided I was ready for something different. Over the last 17 years I have taught choir, music appreciation, and theatre arts classes. I have been one of the directors of the 17 musical productions here at WV.
I have been married to Terry Oran for 27 years and have 3 wonderful kids. Mason is a graduate of WVHS, Madi will begin 7th grade, and McCade will begin 2nd grade. I love music and want every student who is a part of my program to leave WV with an appreciation and love for music.