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Melissa Thatcher

Welcome to my page.

My name is Melissa Jenkins-Thatcher. I am excited to be starting my first year at Shepton High School and joining the amazing counseling team here!

The 2021-2022 school year marks the beginning of my 21st year in counseling and mental health services, most of which has been in the secondary school setting.

I graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with a B.A. in Psychology and completed my M.A. in Counseling at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.

I grew up in Texas, on a cattle ranch west of Weatherford. I spent ten years in North Carolina and two in Alaska before returning to Texas in 2011.

I enjoy reading (Stephen King is one of my favorites), yoga and puzzles (Sudoku to jigsaw). I am married with one son, who is a 7th grader in Plano ISD.

My family and I love the outdoors; camping, fishing, hiking, kayaking and visiting state parks.

I love serving students and families and am excited to get to know my Stallion families here at Shepton!

I currently serve students with the last name A-Dee.

If you would like to reach me, you can email me at or at 469-752-7616.