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Melissa Stiffler

9-12 Counselor

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About Me

Educational History:

  • I graduated from Macon High School in Macon, MO in 1989. 
  • I graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, MO in 1993.
  • I graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO in 2008 with an MA in Counseling
  • Wichita State University - School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in English Education with a 6-12 English Certification

Master of Arts in Counseling with a K-12 School Counseling Certificate


Current Position:

My teaching and counseling experience is the following:

  • South Shelby Middle & High School, Shelbina, MO - 10 years
  • Brookfield High School, Brookfield, MO - 2 years
  • Liberty High School, Liberty, MO - 3 years
  • Bucklin K-12 School, Bucklin, MO - 1 year
  • Burlington Middle School, Burlington, KS- 1 year
  • Iola High School, Iola, KS - 2015016 School year begins my fourth year at IHS

Previous Position:

I have taught English in grades 6-12 including dual credit English for seniors. I went to graduate school in 2006 to become a school counselor. I have been a school counselor since graduating in 2008. 

Family Information:

I married Todd Stiffler in 2010. This Missouri girl met that Kansas Cowboy and I left my friends and family and moved to Kansas. ("friends don't let friends move to Kansas":) We live in the flint hills north of Toronto, KS with my daughter, Emmie (14), our four dogs, and two horses. I have two sons, Austin, 21, and Reid, 18. My sons both graduated from Yates Center High School and my daughter is in the 8th grade at Yates Center. 

Personal Information:

I love to garden and cook and eat. (notice a pattern?) I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids and love to travel. My dogs are also my kids and I enjoy just being outside with nature and my pets. I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and love the fresh air of the Kansas prairie. 

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