Welcome to Central Middle School Guidance
COUNSELORS: Karen Koenig email@example.com or phone 812-376-4406
M.J. Shireman firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 376-4407SCHOOL PHONE: 812-376-4286 or 812-376-4386
MEET THE COUNSELORS
Mrs. Karen Koenig is the 8th grade counselor for the 2012-13 school year and is beginning her 12th year at Central. Both of her two grown children attended Central. She has a degree in nursing and worked for 24 years as a nurse before going back to school! She’s proof that learning never stops. Mrs. Koenig also has a degree in school counseling from I.U. and Central is lucky to have her here! Her expertise in health and wellness issues along with her counseling skills makes her a powerful advocate for full health in all ways by students and adults.
Mrs. M.J. Shireman is the 7th grade counselor for the 2012-13 school year. Mrs. Shireman is beginning her 5th year at Central. She has two children now in college. After receiving her counseling degree, she served as the children's advocate for Turning Point shelter and more recently as a school counselor for Jennings Middle School. These experiences have allowed her to bring us lots of new ideas and expertise in the area of family dynamics. She is beginning her 6th year here at Central!
SO WHAT DO THE COUNSELORS DO ALL DAY?
Counselors provide a comprehensive, developmental program for all students. This includes helping students building personal and social skills, become the best students academically they can be, and help students prepare for whatever their futures may hold. How do they do this? ...By helping students make a smooth transition to the middle school and from year to year. They provide classroom guidance lessons that are aligned with the Indiana Student Standards for Guidance. These standards are voluntary and considered by the state to be essential for student preparation for college and the workforce. Counselors also work with students individually and in small groups on pertinent issues. Consultation with teachers, administrators, and parents is focused on helping students be successful. All information shared with a counselor remains confidential unless there may be a potential harm to the student or others.