Hello and Welcome Back!
I hope that you and your family had a relaxing summer vacation. My name is Tameka Nelson, and I'm thrilled to be the new Counselor at Appling Middle!
I will be working alongside Ms. Pintchuck, the other School Counselor this year. This is going to be a fun year filled with learning, growing, and lots of new adventures. I cannot wait to get to know the community, the families, and most of all the students!
First, I want to take a moment to tell you a little about me. I am native of Coldwater, MS. I attended Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS "Go Bulldogs" where I received my bachelors degree of Social Work in 2000. I obtained my Masters degree in Education and School Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University in 2014. I live in Memphis, I am married and we have a 17 year old son who is completing his senior year at Christian Brothers High School.
This will be my first year as a School Counselor. However, I have experience of being a Social Worker for over 17 years. I worked for Lakeside Behavioral Health as a Counselor for DeSoto County Schools, as well as a Counselor for the State of TN Department of Human Services, and prior to Appling Middle I was Director of Social Services for a Nursing & Rehab facility in Memphis.
I am so excited about this year! It is my hope that this school year will be full of fun and successful experiences for all students.
Excellence Everybody Everyday
Mrs. T. H. Nelson, BSW, M.Ed