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Ms. Melissa Kearley

Hi everyone, my name is Melissa Kearley, and I am joining the Cherokee Bend family as a counseling practicum intern for the spring semester. During this time, I will be assisting Mrs. Witcher with classroom guidance lessons, group counseling sessions, and individual counseling sessions. I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2017. Upon graduating, I taught preschool for three years which is where my passion for working and connecting with students grew. After teaching preschool, I began graduate school in January 2021 at the University of Montevallo where I am a part of the Counseling graduate program to become a school counselor. I am so excited to be a part of Cherokee Bend this semester, and I am looking forward to being able to grow as a counselor and form connections with all the students here!