Middle School Counseling

Counselor - Bryan Wilson

Behavior specialist- Jessica Potter-Bowers

EC / 504 / IEP Director- Donnie Stahlke

Welcome! I'm glad you are here. If you would like to contact Bryan, Jessica or Donnie, their names above will allow you to email them. If you would like to call me, Bryan Wilson, please do not hesitate- my direct number is (828)232-6428! I also have walk-in (virtual) office hours every weekday from 11-12. Please email me about a password and here is the link- Open office Hours. If you come to the office, and are not being admitted from the waiting room, it is because there is someone in my office that needs privacy. Think of it just like coming to my office and finding someone already there. I will admit you as soon as possible. You can also email me for any separate meeting times.

“Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded”- Jess Lair

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do”- John Wooden

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters”- Epictetus

“Equality implies Individuality”- Trey Anastasio

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out”- Dr. Suess

I believe that every student is a constantly developing festoon of creative beauty and complicated needs. I know that for every behavior a student shows there varying layers of emotion underneath it, and that they want to be heard and understood. I believe the young people of today are our greatest hope- that they will bring about radical change in caring for others and the environment. While there all kinds of new pitfalls to the wealth of information available to students growing up with the internet, I believe they are becoming more globally conscious, and they want more for the world. It is my hope that I can help them processes many of the intricate complications of developing as a teenager in 2020.

While communicating with students and parents (virtually or in-person) I will hold to strict levels of confidentiality in which I will only share information with others if it is agreed upon by all. However if in our discussions, there is danger to yourself or others uncovered then I am required to discuss that with the people who would be best at assisting you or the person in danger.