Greetings from DAC!

Thanks for looking around my Counselor:Connect page. I am in my ninth year being a school counselor in Itawamba County Schools. I love working with the students and helping them to be successful. I am always excited to see what each new day brings.

~Mrs. Noell,

National Certified Counselor (NCC) & National Certified School Counselor NCSC) Trauma & Crisis Management Specialist (ASCA)M.Ed in School Counseling, M. Ed in School Psychometry(

I cannot say enough about FlipGrid. This has been a fun, engaging way to connect with middle schoolers through video! Every couple of weeks, I post a new topic and pin QR codes around the school. It is a fun way for students to be heard! #StudentVoice

The DAC Digits and Digit-Mini's are clubs that have been formed in 3rd-5th and in 6th-8th grades. We focus on technology integration and ways to empower the student voice. My goal is to provide students' an outlet of expression and leadership through technology.

#DigitalCitizenship #DigitalAwareness #DigitalLeadership

Book Wars is a book challenge for students in grades 3rd-8th. For more information, click the link above.


Parents: Let's Protect Our Digital Well-Being

It is important that we take the Digital Well-Being of our students very seriously. I have put together a few links to help parents protect children at home as well as at school. Many children have no curfew or rules pertaining to social media and the internet; unfortunately, it can and does affect students in many negative ways. Take a minute to look over the links that discuss ideas for parents and teachers when it comes to the digital well-being of students.


In 2018, we implemented PBIS into our school. It has been an outstanding asset within our school. Its purpose is to reward students' good behavior and use positive student intervention to help eliminate the negative behaviors within our school.

SWAG tags

For 3rd-5th graders, it is my goal to help them appreciate each other by nominating and recognizing other students within the 3rd-5th grades for their unique talents and abilities.

Prepare for High school

Individual Success Plan Guide.docx
Mississippi Career Exploration and Planning Expectations (with links).pdf
MS Student Academic Planning Tool-A Guide for Students and Parents.pdf
Mississippi Diploma Options.pdf

Individual Student Plans (ISP's)

The State of MS has required that ISP's are sent home yearly. A parent signature is also required. The attached ISP below is for students planning to attend Itawamba Agricultural High School. Here at DAC, we will do these in the latter part of the school year as well as host an 8th grade parent night.

New Diploma Track checklist