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Professional School Counselor Office: 205-231-8133 Cell: 205-774-8349

Mrs. Valencia Malone

I am a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a B. S. and a Master’s Degree in Special Education in the areas of Learning Disabilities and Mild Learning Handicap. I am also a graduate from the University of West Alabama where I received an Ed.S in Collaborative Special Education and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling.

For 24 years, I have worked as a special education teacher in two school systems, Madison County and Birmingham City. As a teacher, I have taught students with the following exceptionalities: Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional Disability (ED), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Throughout my teaching experiences, I have thrived on helping children and young people with disabilities access the general curriculum and accomplish academic and social goals.  I am excited about serving as the counselor for Barrett Elementary this school year. This year will be my sixth year assisting all students in the areas of academic achievement, career, and social/emotional development, ensuring that they become productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.


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