Neal Middle

School Counseling Team

The mission of Neal Middle School counseling program is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes the academic, social/emotional, and career development of our students. We foster strong, positive relationships to support success for all students and honor the diversity of our student population by embracing and celebrating their unique backgrounds, values, experiences, and points of view. We collaborate with stakeholders to provide equitable access to educate and empower students to become resilient leaders as they develop and pursue their college and career goals.

Lauren Habel


6th Grade Counselor

lauren_habel@dpsnc.net

Ashley Bennetone

7th Grade Counselor

ashley_bennetone@dpsnc.net

Jackie Valachovic

How to Reach Us?

Our counseling team has weekday contact hours between 8 am and 3:30 pm. Please remember that it could take up to 1 business day for a response. Use the green link below to make an appointment with us!

Important: Please be aware that use of technology and online forms of communication may present confidentiality and privacy concerns.

If students/families are in immediate need of emotional or mental health support please use the following resources or dial 911 if an emergency: