Yeager, Melanie (Counselor)

Online Office Hours: 9am-1pm M-F (please email if outside of these hours)
Online Platform: Google Classrooms- Code: 


                  Email, Email, Email!
Google Voice Phone Number (leave a voicemail if after 1pm): 828-571-0620
Emergency Services: If this is an emergency, please contact 911 or Crisis Mobile at  800-510-9132, or text Connect to 741741

This can be a very trying and confusing time right now. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns for yourself or someone else via email or google classrooms- Remember to be kind to yourself.  Included are a number of resources both on the google classroom and below:

Apps and Webpages:

Calm -

Happify -

Headspace -

iChill App -

Stop, Breathe & Think -

Calm Harm – To help manage the urge to self-harm

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App is available in Google Play and Apple Store

Clear Fear - to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.

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App is available in Google Play and Apple Store

Combined Minds – To help family and friends provide mental health support

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App is available in Google Play and Apple Store

Your World Within – Motivational Videos

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It Gets Better Project – series of videos that exists to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.

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Hello! I am so excited to join the NDA team this year. The dedicated staff and students make this school truly incredible.

I grew up in Dayton, OH and Greensboro, NC and received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from Appalachian State University where I studied first English and later College Student Development and Professional School Counseling.  Go Apps!

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My professional background is in college admissions, student services work at the collegiate level, and school counseling.  I have previous experience as an elementary school counselor in Burke County and a high school c
ounselor here in Asheville at A.C. Reynolds High School and Owen High School. 

I enjoy running and all activities which bring peace to the chaos of life. When not working, I can be found with my husband and our two young daughters, who definitely keep us on our toes! Murphy and Nibbles, our belove
d animal family, would likely be sad if I didn't mention them here as well. 



Melanie Yeager
School Counselor, Last Names A-K