Welcome to the Counseling Department
This is my seventh year at Owen Middle School as a school counselor. I am excited to be working with all of the 8th graders and half of the 7th graders (the Mustang Team). In addition to scheduling, mediation, and academic supports, I will be involved in presenting classroom lessons of study skills, the Anti-Bullying curriculum, some career choice and exploration, and preparation for and registration for high school classes. It should be an exciting year!
My experience: I love working at Owen Middle School as a school counselor. Before I started in this position, I worked as a contracted support person for 6 school years in the Owen district, dividing my time between Owen Middle School and Owen High School. I have an extensive background in the mental health field in the Buncombe County area and in Gainesville, Fl., where I used to live.
I completed my Bachelor's degree at New College in Sarasota, Florida, my Master's degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and a post-Master's certificate in School Counseling at UNC-Charlotte. I completed my National Board certification in 2013.
My family: My husband and I moved to Buncombe County in 1998 and have loved it ever since. I have two daughters (both in college now!) and enjoy watching them perform musically and on the soccer field. My dogs and cat are regular members of the family, too.