• Meet our Counselors

    Melinda Vest

    I have worked in the counseling field for over 25 years with most of my career working as a School Counselor. Before coming to Clemmons Middle in 2008, I began my career working at Charter Behavioral Health Systems as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Care Therapist.  During my 3 years at Charter, I worked with inpatient and outpatient clients and their families needing mental health and substance abuse treatment.  After leaving Charter, I worked for Davidson County Mental Health as a Child and Family Outpatient Therapist before making a slight career change to Yadkin County Schools as a School Counselor in 2000. This is my 14th year at Clemmons Middle and I love being a School Counselor. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Emory and Henry University in Virginia, where I played tennis on the Lady Wasps tennis team. After graduating in 1995, I went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I later returned to ASU to obtain my School Counseling licensure and have worked in the North Carolina school system ever since. I am married to Brian Vest, a teacher at Morgan Elementary. We have two amazing children, Macy and Kale, and our two dogs, Kacy and Molly. I am excited to be part of the team here at Clemmons Middle and look forward to working with the students, families and staff.                                                                                             

    Contact me for:

    7th Grade Counselor

    AIG Coordinator

    Diabetic Care and Concussion Protocol

    Lead Counselor    

      Ashley Williams

    This is my second year at Clemmons Middle School, but not my first year in a counseling setting.  I used to work with 7th grade girls, delivering a curriculum that sought to increase self-esteem and encourage confidence.  I absolutely love working with middle school-aged students.  I have three children, one son who attends High Point University, and two daughters. One is in 12th grade and the other is in 6th grade.  We also have a puppy named Pinky!!  I look forward to connecting with your students.

    Contact me for:

    8th Grade Counselor
    504 Coordinator (7th and 8th)


    Kelly Crosby 

    I have been a School Counselor for 27 wonderful years.  I am married with adult children who  attended ECU and currently attend UNC Chapel Hill.  I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and received my Masters in School Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University.  I love everything outdoors! Horseback riding, biking, and hiking. I live on High Rock Lake and enjoy kayaking, skiing, fishing and boating. 

    I am the 6th grade Counselor and look forward to getting to know each student at CMS.  

    Contact me for:
    6th Grade Counselor
    504 Coordinator (6th)
    IST (Intervention Support Team) Referrals


Last Modified on November 2, 2022