Greetings Tuggle faculty, scholars, and parents,
My name is Melba Shanks. I have over 21 years of counseling experience in a school and agency setting. I am a product of Birmingham City schools. I am a 1994 graduate of Wenonah High School. I pursued my bachelor's degree from the University of Montevallo and I obtained my masters degree from Alabama State University. I am a National Board Certified Professional School Counselor. I will serve at Tuggle to provide services to all scholars for the 2022-23 the academic school year.
I strive daily to adhere to the state and national counseling standards. I am a member of the Alabama School Counseling Association (ALCA) and the American School Counseling Association( ASCA)
I believe that the mindset and the mental health of our scholars is a priority. I will collaborate with the Birmingham City School district to plan and ensure that the faculty, staff, and scholar’s mental health and safety is a priority. Let’s work together as a team for the students at Tuggle Elementary School.