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School counselors are an important part of the school family and provide valuable assistance to all students regardless of whether they work in an elementary, middle or high school

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Counseling programs are typically built on three elements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Counseling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping students and their parents acquire knowledge of  school curricular choices, plan the best program of study and seek post-secondary academic opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Counseling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help to prepare students for life after school by exploring their personal interests and talents while providing information about careers, apprenticeships and post-secondary education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal/Social Counseling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assist students in developing an understanding of themselves, knowing the rights and needs of others, resolving conflicts, setting personal goals and reflecting on their interests, abilities and aptitudes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


School Counselors provide these services by:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Meeting with individual or small groups of students to work out problems and address concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Consulting with parents, faculty, staff and community agencies in order to best meet the needs of all students

·         Conducting classroom guidance lessons to provide students with information relevant to their needs and concerns.  These lessons could include topics such as study skills, self-esteem building, career exploration, future educational planning, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Meeting with small groups of students to meet the needs of a specific population.  Such groups may involve students who are dealing with issues such as grief, divorce within the family, friendship difficulties, anger management, etc.

 

 

Each Catawba County school has at least one full-time counselor.  The counselor is usually the point of contact when a parent has a concern about special services and needs their child might have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 Elementary Counselors

 
  
Name1
  
Balls Creek Elementary School
Jan Tripp
828-464-4766
Banoak Elementary School
Monica Moser
704-462-2849
Blackburn Elementary School
Terrie Lutterloh
704-462-1344
C.H. Tuttle Elementary School
Rebecca Romeo
828-428-3080
Catawba Elementary School
Pat Elston
828-241-3131
Claremont Elementary School
Angela Totty
828-459-7921
Clyde Campbell Elementary School
Lisa Huffman
828-256-2769
Lyle Creek Elementary School
Laura Wachsmuth
828-464-0299
Maiden Elementary School

Hannah Clonch

828-428-8769
Mountain View Elementary School
Amy Freeman
828-294-2020
Oxford Elementary School
Michelle Isenhour
828-459-7220
Sherrills Ford Elementary School
Amy Honeycutt
828-478-2662
Snow Creek Elementary School
Jamie Bumgarner
828-449-1076
St. Stephens Elementary School
Elisabeth Jaynes, Beth Embree
828-256-7250
Startown Elementary School
Jodi Hutto
828-464-1257
Webb A. Murray Elementary School
Pa Lor
828-256-2196
 

 Middle School Counselors

 
  
Name1
  
H.M. Arndt Middle School

Christie Sims, Amber Mecimore

828-256-9545
Jacobs Fork Middle School

Melanie Sigmon

704-462-1827
Maiden Middle School
Kathryn Buff
828-428-2326
Mill Creek Middle School
Cameron Buchanan
828-241-2711
River Bend Middle School

Crystal Podger

828-241-2754
 

 High School Counselors

 
  
Name1
  
Bandys High School

De Batchelor, Karen McClure, LaDawna Hainor

828-241-3171
Bunker Hill High School
Lorraine Swagger, Gigi Moore, Amber Moulton
828-241-3355
Catawba Rosenwald
Catie Kale
828-241-2734
Challenger Early College
Dennis McPhail
828-485-2980
Challenger Early College
Kara Osborne
828-485-2981
Fred T. Foard High School

Betty Floyd, Randy Keeter, Brooke Ward

704-462-1496
Maiden High School
Christel Murray, Sherry Stolzfus, Judy Craft
828-428-8197
St. Stephens High School
Shirley Mills, Tracey Stracener, Mercia Barringer, Keli Osborne
828-256-9841
 
 
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