Welcome to Central Middle School GuidanceCOUNSELORS: Sharon Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 812-376-4406Ashley Kimbrell email@example.com or phone 376-4407 SCHOOL PHONE: 812-376-4286 or 812-376-4386MEET THE COUNSELORS:Ms. Sharon Williams is the 8th grade counselor for the 2018-19 school year. Ms. Williams, in her third year at Central, has over 20 years experience in community service. She has worked for the YMCA and other community organizations, focusing her energy on helping children, youth and families be successful in their relationships with one another.Mrs. Ashley Kimbrell is the 7th grade counselor for the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Kimbrell is a native of Terre Haute, Indiana, but has lived in Columbus for the last five years with her husband Tyler and son Harrison. Mrs. Kimbrell enjoys running, traveling, and attending concerts all over the United States. Mrs. Kimbrell has experience in both primary and secondary levels of counseling. Prior to joining the staff at Central, she served as a counselor at Franklin Township's Kitley Elementary School.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.
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