Meet the Counselors

Mrs. Tonya Colman

Counselor Tonya Colman

Counselor (A-K)

About Mrs. Colman
Mrs. Colman is entering her 27th year in education and 10th year in Midlothian ISD. She attended undergraduate school at Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) and graduate school at Lamar University. She is the proud wife to Danny and proud Mom to Matthew, a student at Tarleton State University and Andrew, a student at Midlothian High School. Go Texans! Go Panthers! Mrs. Colman is an avid sports fan, loves to read, hang out with her dogs, Ginger & Blue Belle and work out in her free time. 

A Message from Mrs. Colman

My WHY is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where students grow and thrive in all areas including academic, social and emotional areas. As one of Dieterich’s school counselors, I will listen, empathize, encourage and motivate students to embrace their uniqueness and personalities. The middle is an incredible opportunity for growth and exploration and I’m excited to watch our Bobcats soar! #DieterichDreamers 


Mrs. Mendi Melton








Counselor (L-Z)

About Mrs. Melton
Mrs. Melton has been working with students in various capacities for over 30 years.  She has previously served in the roles as case manager, juvenile probation officer, and training coordinator for a non-profit at-risk prevention agency. She has been in education for 15 years and has been a school counselor for 9 years.  Mrs. Melton is married to Lance and they have 2 amazing daughters, 1 hilarious son, 1 incredible daughter-in-love and 3 perfect grandchildren!  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, decorating her house, and watching college sports.   

A Message from Mrs. Melton
My WHY is to provide a nurturing and safe environment for students so that they feel loved, accepted, and empowered to be the best versions of themselves.  This will allow them to go out into the world and make a positive impact in the community in which they live.  #GOBOBCATS! #DieterichDreamers