Student Services

Alston Ridge Middle School

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Alston Ridge MS School Counselors...

  • Effectively collaborates with students, parents, teachers, administration, community members, and other stakeholders.

  • See the value in building rapport with students to foster social/emotional growth.

  • Are responsible for utilizing data to meet student needs and address barriers that hinder student success.

  • Are advocates for the equitable treatment of all students in school and in the community.

  • Understand the importance of balancing social and emotional wellbeing in relation to academics.

  • Will seek consultation with each other, school leadership, and the ASCA Ethical Standards to ensure appropriate decision making.


Students at Alston Ridge Middle School receive a rigorous and developmentally appropriate education that promotes lifelong learning and allows students to reach their full potential. Counselors work with stakeholders to prepare students to become globally engaged and productive citizens, with the ability to successfully navigate our complex and changing world.


The Alston Ridge Middle School counseling department will deliver an accessible comprehensive school counseling program to promote and enhance student academic, career and social/emotional outcomes. School counselors advocate for the equitable treatment of all students by utilizing data to meet student needs and address barriers that hinder student success. Through partnership with stakeholders, school counselors will support students in developing the essential skills of communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.


2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Fax number: (919) 589-6469

Ms. Shuntina Taylor, 6th Grade School Counselor

Ms. Megan McDowell, 7th Grade School Counselor

Ms. Caroline Jett, 8th Grade School Counselor

Ms. Sara Davis, School Social Worker

Ms. Amanda Sprague, School Psychologist

Ms. Kristen Juzaitis, Student Services Assistant