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Welcome to Mesa Middle School!
Middle school is an exciting yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers.
Fortunately, we have an awesome Student Support Team at Mesa!
Our team includes:
Jill Scorby ([email protected]) - School Counselor
Cristina Johnson ([email protected])- School Psychologist
Jenn Stewart ([email protected])- Student Support Advocate
Sarah Ensign ([email protected])- Teacher on Special Assignment (Behavioral Support)
What is the role of the School Counselor?
Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity. Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic, career and social/emotional development.
In alignment with the American School Counselor Association guidelines, School Counselors provide direct student services including:
Instruction – teaching guidance lessons and supporting teachers and staff in their delivery of Social Emotional Learning lessons.
Appraisal and advisement – assessing student abilities, interests and achievement to help them make decisions about their future.
Counseling – providing professional assistance and support provided to a student or small group of students during times of transition, heightened stress, critical change or other situations impeding student success. School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools; however, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist students and families seeking resources.
Indirect student services include:
Consultation – share strategies supporting student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations
Collaboration – work with other educators, parents and the community to support student achievement
Referrals – support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information