6th Grade Counselor
Helping people discover and use the tools they need to be successful in all of their relationships brings me Great joy. Over the years, I have seen the importance good relationships and how they help us succeed in just about every area of life. I love being a School Counselor, almost as much a I love being a husband and father!
8th Grade Counselor
My favorite thing about being a School Counselor is working with students and their families to provide support and encouragement as they navigate middle school. I am committed to building positive relationships with students and staff, and helping our students reach their full potential. I consider it a privilege to serve the community as a School Counselor.
7th Grade Counselor
I have been apart of the Stephens Middle School family since 2019 and have loved every minute of it. As a School Counselor, I am committed to helping students reach their academic and social emotional potential. My favorite thing about being a School Counselor is watching my students grow and achieve the goals they set out for themselves. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and 2 dogs.
School Social Worker
My favorite thing about being a School Social Worker is being able to remove barriers to a student's education. I get to help students and families set goals, and then work together to build skills and connect with resources that are necessary to accomplish those goals. Of all the schools I have worked in, Stephens is by far my favorite! When I'm not at school, I love camping, playing board games, and hanging out with my husband and our dog!
Just what do school counselors do and how can they help your student?
The Counseling Department at Stephens Middle School emphasizes the development of healthy psycho-social and inter-personal skills. With the acquisition of these skills students will be better prepared to make healthy decisions and take well-informed actions on matters concerning academic, vocational, and personal matters.
Our goal is for our students to become literate in all aspects of their education. More specifically, having this ability will aid the student in the future to obtain, interpret, and understand health and career information provided to them for enhancing purpose.
Our team of Counselors, School Social Worker, CSOC, and mental health professionals are committed to supporting families and students in areas of enrollment, academic planning, college/career planning, accessing community resources, and crisis support. All students are assigned a school counselor by the student's last name.
All school counselors:
- Counsel students individually or in group settings.
- Counsel students on career planning and goals.
- Develop a guidance plan based on campus needs.
- Respond to student needs in crisis situations.
- Orient students to new school settings.
- Work with absentees and at-risk students.
- Refer students to special programs and/or services when necessary.
- Conduct conferences with parents and teachers.
- Analyze test results to provide information about abilities and achievement.
School counselors also perform additional duties and are always available to assist students and families in a variety of ways. Please feel free to contact your student’s counselor today to find out how they can best assist your student in their educational needs.