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Melissa Derby

School Counselor

Melissa Derby completed her undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where she pursued a major in Psychology and minors in Education and Poverty studies. She recently finished her Master’s in Education Psychology at the University of Minnesota and received her licensure in School Counseling.  Ms. Derby previously served as a counseling intern at Harding High School in St. Paul, Northeast Middle School in Minneapolis, and Rice Lake Elementary School in Maple Grove. Ms. Derby is passionate about meeting students where they are at and providing collaborative, holistic services for students and families. She is really excited to begin serving at DaVinci Academy!!