Floyd Light Middle School


Mission and Beliefs:

The mission of the FLMS Middle School Counseling Department is to inspire all students to reach their academic, career, and personal potential and, in doing so, become successful college and career ready, global citizens. All students will have equal access to the FLMS Middle School Counseling Program, which provides developmentally appropriate activities that include individual and small group counseling and classroom lessons. In addition, students will be treated equitably, with fairness, justice, and respect by all staff.

The FLMS School Counseling Program does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s color, sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Counselor Samantha Charles (counselor for students with last names A-L): Ms Charles received her BA from Western Washington University and her MS from Lewis and Clark College. This is her 7th year working here at FLMS and 8th year working as a school counselor. Before working at Floyd Light she was a school counselor in an elementary school in Beaverton. Originally from the Seattle area and moved to Portland 10 years ago to volunteer for Americorps. Ms. Charles loves being here at Floyd Light because of the wonderful students and amazing community.

Counselor Sean Betker (counselor for students with the last names M-Z): Hi there, I am one of the counselors at Floyd Light Middle School. This is my 15th year as a school counselor. I am Portland born and raised, attended Portland State University for my Bachelor’s Degree and Oregon State for my Master’s. Prior to working at Floyd Light, I was working at David Douglas High School, as a school counselor. I love working in the David Douglas School District. The community, students and staff are amazing to work with!

How to Contact Us:

FLMS School Office: 503-256-6511

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Samantha Charles (A-L): samantha_charles@ddsd40.org

Sean Betker (M-Z) sean_betker@ddsd40.org

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Floyd Light Middle School

10800 Washington Street

Portland, Oregon 97220