• Laura Baffa

    DeLaura Middle School 8th Grade Counselor

    Mrs. Baffa is one of the new school counselors at DeLaura Middle School. Mrs. Baffa has been in the education field for over twenty years. She has experience being an elementary, middle and high school counselor. Mrs. Baffa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English education with a Reading endorsement from Ohio University and her Masters of Science in School Counseling from the University of Dayton in Ohio. This year will be Mrs. Baffa’s fourth year with Brevard Public Schools.

    Mrs. Baffa and her husband have two children. Her daughter is a teacher in the BPS and her son is a senior this year and will be graduating from BPS. In their spare time, the Baffa family enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends and the beach.

    Mrs. Baffa’s Email baffa.laura@brevardschools.org 

    Ms. Baffa



    Melissa Haley

    DeLaura Middle School 7th Grade Counselor (Student in Transition Contact and 504 Contact)

    Mrs. Haley grew up in Merritt Island and attended Edgewood Jr/Sr High. She also participated in the Dual Enrollment program at (now titled EFSC). She earned her AA degree one year after High School Graduation. In 2009, Mrs. Haley moved to Jacksonville and continued her education at the University of North Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then continued her education at Webster University and earned her Master's degree in 2019. Mrs. Haley has experience working with different populations. While obtaining her Master's degree, she worked full-time with Students of Disabilities at Vocational Rehabilitation.

    Mrs. Haley has a passion for counseling and enjoys helping young students thrive in their academic environment. She believes that students should be encouraged to reach their full academic potential.

    Mrs. Haley and her husband are expecting their first child in October of 2022. Mr. Haley and Mrs. Haley's mother also works in Brevard Public Schools. Mr. Haley is a 4th grade teacher at Creel Elementary. Mrs. Haley’s mother (Mrs. Sargeant) is a Guidance Counselor at Satellite High School.

    The Haley's enjoy beach life, surfing, listening to music, and going to concerts. The most recent shows they attended were Eric Church and Jimmy Buffett. In addition, Mrs. Haley enjoys working out, fashion, movies, and cooking.

    Mrs. Haley’s Email haley.melissa@brevardschools.org