JMS Counseling Department Staff
Mission Statement: The mission of Jamestown Middle School's Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program for all students. Professional School Counselors will provide equitable access to maximize academic achievement, foster personal and emotional growth and facilitate career development.
Vision Statement: The vision of Jamestown Middle School's Counseling Department is to alleviate barriers in the lives of all students in academics, personal/social/emotional growth and career development.
Deidre Dumas Hightower-8th Grade School Counselor
Phone Number: 336-819-2100 Ext. 1202
Anthony Freeman-7th Grade School Counselor
Phone Number: 336-819-2100 ext 1204
Alisha Fuller-6th Grade School Counselor
Phone Number: 336-819-2100 Ext. 1203
Melody Mathews-Office/Guidance Support
Phone Number: 336-819-2100 Ext. 1220/1208 after 11:30
Karen Edwards-Office Support (part-time)
Phone Number: 336-819-2100 Ext. 1220
Once the incident has come to attention of the counseling dept., the general approach is as follows;
- Identify alleged victim; identify alleged offender(s); if the offender is in another grade level, notify that student’s grade level counselor and administrator asap.
- Speak with alleged victim to determine facts about time, place, witnesses.
- Document and/or have the alleged victim document.
- During the session, discuss strategies, coping skills and next steps.
- If appropriate, meet with the alleged offender. Document and/or have the alleged offender document.
- If appropriate, contact parent(s) and give feedback as to actions taken to ensure the well-being of their student.
- Document and/or discuss with grade-level administrator. If appropriate, notify alleged victim’s/offender’s teachers so they may monitor moving forward, especially where the alleged victim may be more vulnerable(i.e. transition, lunch). Advise teachers of any plans that were put in place. Advocate to any staff in the building who may be helpful to the student.
- At a later date, follow up with teachers to determine if the situation is resolved.