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Melissa Kelley, MA


Melissa Kelley has been a School Counselor at Springer Elementary in Los Altos and Palo Alto High School, Alta Vista High School, and Kehillah Jewish High School. She designed and implemented a popular social skills group for K-1 students at Springer, which was later also offered at First Five in Mountain View. She has taught Social and Emotional Learning at the Nueva School in Hillsborough (Grades 1-3) and at Helios New School in Palo Alto (Grades K-5). Before coming to the counseling world, Melissa was a research director at the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children and Youth and a program officer in the area of at-risk youth with the Walter S. Johnson Foundation.


Melissa holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and a B.A. in history from Stanford University.

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