Melba Shanks  Carrie A Tuggle

    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.