The mission of the GLMS Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the personal/social, academic, and career development of all students. Our programs and services will contribute to the entire middle school experience and help every student achieve their full potential.
The counselors meet with students individually and in groups, develop, facilitate and evaluate classroom lessons, consult with staff and community organizations, and communicate with students’ families to support students’ personal/social, academic, and career development.
Counselor for 6th, 7th and 8th grade blue teams.
I have loved my transition to working with Middle School students. I support students academically, socially and with career development. I work with students individually, in small groups as well as in the classroom. I consider myself a key liaison between parents, teachers, and students to assist in maximizing student success and potential.
I hold two Masters degrees from Western Michigan University. One degree, in the specialty area of Counseling Psychology which allows me to practice as a Limited License Psychologist in the State of Michigan and the other degree in Counselor Education allowing me the opportunity to practice as a Licensed School Counselor.
I have worked as a school counselor for the past 15 years and have experiences in both High School and Middle school settings. Prior to working as a school counselor, I was employed by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health as a School based liaison consulting and linking students with mental health needs to appropriate services in the community. Additionally, I have a long history of working as an outreach therapist in both the public and private sector.
Counselor for 6th, 7th and 8th grade white teams.
I support students’ academic, social, and career development by working with students individually, in small groups, and in the classroom. I develop positive relationships with students and work closely with their families, teachers, and the community to problem solve and connect to additional resources. I also work with staff to develop and implement a Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) to identify struggling students and connect them to interventions and resources to increase academic success.
I have a Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and have spent the last 12 years working with students in community and school settings in both Wisconsin and Michigan.