BMMS Counseling

Black Mountain School Counseling Program

Counselors provide academic, personal/social, and career development support to the approximately 1300 students at Black Mountain Middle School. If at any time you need assistance in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to ask. We have a wide variety of resources available to help students in all areas of life so please come see us if you need support with your academics, your post-high school planning or with any personal issue you may have. Students may see counselors at lunch, before, and after school.

Please contact Counseling Assistant, Melinda Roy, to make an appointment with the counselor at mroy@powayusd.com

How to Contact Your Counselor during school closure

BMMS counselors are currently working from home and checking emails periodically throughout the regular school day. Please email us and we will get back to you accordingly.

If you'd like to schedule a conversation with your counselor please see contact info below. Due to the nature of phone/video limitations, individual social emotional counseling will be referred to outside mental health providers. These appointments will be for general questions, check-ins, and referrals. You can also request an appointment by clicking the hyperlinks with the office hour day and times. This will take you to a quick form to fill out that will go to the appropriate counselor.

Mrs Taylor (A-Ho, GATE): -(858) 376-7045- mtaylor@powayusd.com

Mr. Lightner (Hu-Me): - (858) 218-6586 - alightner@powayusd.com

Mr. Schafer (Mi-Z, AVID) - (619) 839-5650 - jschafer@powayusd.com


The following resources are available 24/7 for mental health support should you need resources for yourself or someone you care about.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (on the back of your student ID card),

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240,

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.

Click HERE for information for our 2020-2021 Incoming 6th grade information

Click HERE for information on transitioning to high school for the 2020-21 school year

Crisis and Help line information

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/