• About Mrs. H-D

    Christmas 2019

    • Name: Melanie Huynh-Duc

    • Background: This is my 16th year of teaching-- 15 years at Northwest High School and my first at ECG. As a NC Teaching Fellow at UNC-Chapel Hill, I earned my B.A. in English with Honors in 2004 and then received my MAEd in Secondary English Education at Wake Forest University in 2005. In 2009, I married a wonderful man, Trung Huynh-Duc (he goes by 'T'). We have two boys, Timothy (9) and Patrick (4).


    • Hobbies: Spending time with my boys, dancing, running, traveling, fine dining, reading, watching TV, and writing

    • A few of my favorite books that I currently don't teach...
      • Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
      • Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue
      • The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedmon
      • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
      • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
      • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
      • March, by Geraldine Brooks
      • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
      • The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
      • The Archivist, by Martha Cooley
      • The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
      • A Visitation of Spirits, by Randall Kenan
      • Rescuing Patty Hearst: Growing Up Sane in a Decade Gone Mad, by Virginia Holman
        ...and so many others.