Return to In-Person Learning Five Days per Week

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) leaders announced plans during Thursday night’s board of education work session for traditional students to return to school Mondays through Fridays for the second nine weeks beginning Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.  To find out more, please click the more information button below:

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Velendia Burwell

I am excited about being the school counselor at Chaffee. This is my 6th year here as counselor, and I am looking forward to a wonderful year. I have been a counselor in Huntsville City Schools for 23 years, I enjoy being a school counselor. My career as an educator started many years ago, and in my career I have been fortunate to have worked at Davis Hills Middle, Academy for Academics and Arts, Farley and Chaffee part time for one year. I have been full time at Chaffee for two years and now part time again at Chaffee and Farley. As a counselor, I believe in, building relationships with students of all backgrounds, having enthusiasm to help students, advocating for student success and collaborating with parents and other professionals.
B.S. & M.A. from Alabama A&M University and an Ed.S from Tennessee State University
Class B, Special Education Grades P-12
Class A, Special Education Grades P-12
Class A, School Counselor Grades P-12
Class AA, Educational Administrator P-12
Chaffee : (256)428-704 Farley: (256) 428-7160