As a counselor the goal is to work in collaboration with teachers, staff and families to support the academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. Working towards goals is achieved through the following ways:

Guidance Curriculum:  Classroom guidance lessons are presented throughout the school year.  Second Step is the curriculum used, which promotes social skills, emotion regulation, and problem solving.

Individual Support: Students may be referred to me by teachers, administrators, parents
or refer themselves to see me individually for a variety of reasons to provide additional support at school, or if community information is needed for outside counseling services.

Collaboration:  Please call me at 505-994-3305, ext. 308 if there is anything I can help you with or if you have any questions.


Begay, Melissa

Business:  505-994-3305 ext. 308 
Address:  Room 308 - Unity Wing  

People Helping PeopleLinks

Community Family Services

  • A New Day Youth and Family Services: provides support for At-Risk Youth.  
  • Attachment Healing Center: Inspiring a change in behavior through healing relationships
  • Children's Grief Center: provides support for grieving families
  • Family Workshop Counseling Center:
    The Family Workshop is a full service mental health counseling group, consisting of 40 Therapists and 3 Psychologists with offices in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. They work with all ages and all issues, and schedule appointments 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week. With 40 licensed Therapists and 3 Psychologists, they are able to match clients and their needs with the best therapist for them to include expertise, strategy, age and training
  • Southwest Family Guidance Center: family therapy and case management services


  • A Way Through: resources for parents dealing with relational aggression with their young girls
  • Divorce Info: for parents dealing with issues related to parental divorce 
  • PARENTING: helpful information to parents on a variety of topics

Resources for Families

  • CHADDChild and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
  • Food Pantry List: Rio Rancho, New Mexico Food Pantries
  • Haven House: Haven House services and shelter for domestic violence
  • People Helping People: Non-profit organization who provides food to those in need