Melanie Drayton joins TNS as the School Counselor with 10 years of experience under her belt. She also has 11 plus years of experience in Community Mental Health as a therapist/assessor. Outside of being a mental health professional, she is an entrepreneur and Owner of XOC Escentials Made by Mel, a handmade body butter business. In her spare time she enjoys many things such as traveling, shopping, being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and most of all spending time with her husband and three sons. Melanie is an alumnae of Valdosta State University where she received her Master’s degree in School Counseling in 2011. Melanie hopes to motivate students to find their inner strengths and abilities and discover what truly inspires them. She also aims to assist students with academic, personal, and social issues, while fostering confidence in order for students to realize their full potential.