About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Counseling - Melea Burney



I have a background in social work after receiving my Bachelors of Arts at Auburn University (1996).  I have been in education for 15 years, working in states such as Louisiana, Texas, and Colorado.   In 2010 I began pursuing masters degree in counseling from Adams State University in Colorado and have been a school counselor for the last 7 years.  I am also a nationally board certified counselor.

School counseling assists students in their efforts to learn the skills and attitudes required for school success.  The counselor places strong emphasis on helping students develop self-awareness, self-esteem, and good interpersonal relationships. Auburn City Schools offers school based mental health services for students with significant issues that impede classroom learning.  For more information, please contact your school counselor or administrator.

As a part of the Pick experience, students see the counselor for classroom guidance lessons every other week.  Students learn leadership skills such as the 7 Habits of Happy Kids, academic skills, and social skills through classroom lessons.  Additionally, the counselor works directly with students, individually and in small groups, to deal with unique or problem-centered concerns that require more privacy or attention than can be accommodated in whole group activities.

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1320 North College Street

Auburn, Alabama 36830