Melissa Brooks has served as a teacher in the elementary, middle and high school and as a high school counselor for the past 20 years. She received her B.S. in Education from Howard Payne University and her M. A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. She has always strived to grow professionally and has completed additional certifications in Special Education (to help adapt curriculum and support students’ needs) and Physical Education (coaching and understanding athletic demands for students). She promotes a supportive learning environment with communication and personal growth as a cornerstone to student learning and post-secondary goals. She continues to foster academic, social, and emotional wellness for all students at UTHS.