The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has designated February 5-9, 2018 as National School Counseling Week. This is a week in honor of school counselors who contribute greatly to help students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.
“School counselors help steer students as they examine their abilities, strengths, and talents. School counselors serve in partnership with parents as they encounter various situations associated with raising children in today’s world. School counselors work with teachers and other educators to provide an educational program where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic, and optimistic aspirations. School counselors are an integral part of the total education system in LCSD55,” said Dr. Stephen Peters, LCSD55 Superintendent.
The sixteen school counselors on staff in LCSD55 are Sarah Wicker (Ford Elementary School), Karen Abell (E.B. Morse Elementary School), Terri Ivie (Waterloo Elementary School), Mandy Tumblin (Laurens Elementary School), Angie Bigham and Chris Hughes (Gray Court-Owings School), Andrea Parsons and Cindy Godwin (Hickory Tavern School), Melissa McDowell (Sanders Middle School), Lisa Laird (Laurens Middle School), Yoneko Allen, Shayla Broadnax, Chrys Hill, Josh Dawkins, and Regina Childers (Laurens District 55 High School), and Shana Dendy (Laurens Preparatory Academy).