The “Heart” of Lewisburg Middle School

The following post is from Tonya Young and Shannon Fleming. We are the counselors at LMS. Mrs. Young serves as the 7th grade counselor and 6th grade counselor for last names “L-Z”. Mrs. Fleming is the 8th grade counselor and 6th grade counselor for last names “A-K”.
The focus of our counseling office is always on meeting the developmental needs of students through the use of classroom guidance, small groups and individual counseling. We strive for our program to be preventative as well as comprehensive and therefore spend the majority of our time in direct contact with students. We believe all students can benefit from academic counseling, learning communication and friendship skills, career exploration, and learning to build and maintain high self-esteem. These will be the main themes of classroom guidance being presented this year to all students. We also know some students benefit from small group or individual counseling to address specific areas. We are always available to address these needs as they arise.
As counselors we are partners with teachers, administrators, and parents in the process of education. We believe in the importance of continuity across a student’s life and know the role counselors play in providing it within the school and home environments. We believe we should be leaders in encouraging a positive school climate and in making a positive difference in the lives of our students. We know our work does not end at the end of the day or at the end of the school year. We know our work continues to the next level. Whether the next level is the next grade, or high school, or getting ready to go to college, or going to work, we believe by partnering together we will help the students of Lewisburg Middle School be ready for whatever challenges arise.

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