You Matter

Meet the Team!

First Picture: Counselors

Todd Johnson, Last Name A-K

Tammy Rogers,  Last Name L-Z


Second Picture: Counseling Interns

Hannah Niblock & Audrey Kennedy


Third Picture: Administration Assistant

Mrs. Meg O'Neil



Where Is The Counseling Center?

When you enter our building, the counseling center is straight ahead, next to the main office. We are between the large staircase and the commons area. Inside the office, you will be greeted by Mrs. Meg. If you have any questions or would like to talk to your counselor, feel free to let Mrs. Meg know and she will see if they are available for you!

Schedule an Appointment with Your Counselor

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Todd Johnson, Last Names A-K:      Todd.johnson@mead354.org

Tammy Rogers, Last Names L-Z:     Tammy.rogers@mead354.org

Our Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Highland Middle School Counseling Center is to provide a proactive, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate program that advocates for all students.  In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents, and the community, the school counselors dedicate this program to give equity and access to all students, getting them ready to become Mead Panthers. 

Vision Statement:

The students of Highland Middle School will graduate and pursue postsecondary aspirations as engaged, academically driven, and emotionally intelligent contributing members of society.  They are self-advocates and demonstrate strong character as kind and empathetic servant leaders.  They are fully capable of assuming their roles as tomorrow's world-class citizens.  Our students are lifelong learners who acknowledge and value differences and encourage positive interactions between members of a diverse community. 


Confidentiality

The rules of confidentiality for counselors are very different from those of teachers. Confidentiality is important to maintain a trusting relationship with students. Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the American School Counseling Association Code of Ethics. Information is never disclosed to other staff members, parents, or students unless permission is granted. If a student discloses information deemed crucial to a child's safety or well-being, the student is informed that his/her parents must be notified. 

What is a School Counselor?

A school counselor is an educator trained in school counseling, just as other educators are trained in math, science, or English.  Our goal at Highland is to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program designed to meet the needs of ALL students.

There are a number of services that a school counselor may provide.  The following list is a snapshot of what we do: 

Individual Counseling:  Assistance provided to some students who may need help to overcome social and/or personal problems that interfere with learning.  

Group Counseling:  A support group for students who share a common concern. 

Social Emotional Learning (SEL):  Assistance provided to all students to succeed and interact with their peers.  These lessons are taught in the classroom at various times throughout the year depending on your child's grade level. 

Career Counseling: Counselors will enter classrooms and have students explore careers through the School Links program in preparation for the 7th-grade career fair and 8th-grade job shadow. 

Student Advocacy:  Tasks to create an environment that encourages high achievement for all students.  

Collaboration:  Activities to connect parents and families with resources in the community and consultation with parents and other staff to help meet the needs of students at home and in the classroom.