Phone: 336-819-2100


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education (K-6) MS in Counselor Education (K-12) Post Master's Certificate in Administration (K-12)

Ms. Deidre Dumas Hightower

Greetings! I am Deidre Dumas Hightower. I will serve as the 6th Grade Counselor for 2023-2024. I am a Greensboro native. I am excited about beginning my 22nd year as a Professional School Counselor. Prior to being a counselor, I taught second grade at Summerfield Elementary for five years. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education(K-6) from NC A&T State University and my Master of Science degree in Counselor Education (K-12) also from NC A&T State University (AGGIE PRIDE). I enjoy my work as a Professional School Counselor because I try to make a positive impact on each life I encounter!
The JMS Counseling Program is designed to address students' needs in the areas of career exploration, knowledge of self and others and educational/vocational and career development.

My goal is to help each 6th grade student at JMS adjust personally/socially, achieve academically and explore future academic/career interests via the services listed below:
~Individual Counseling
~Group Counseling
~Saving Our Beautiful Sisters Girls Group
~Friendship Circles Lunch Group/Lunch and Learn
~Bro Talk Lunch Group/Lunch and Learn
~Tigers of Distinction Male Counseling Group
~Crisis Intervention
~Classroom Guidance
~Student Advocacy
~Collaboration with administrators, staff and parents
~Consultation with outside agencies
~Referrals to outside agencies
~Scheduling classes /Registration for rising 7th and rising 6th graders
~Suicide Intervention
~504 Coordinator for 6th grade students 

 Rising 7th Grade Information:

Rising 7th Grade Registration for parents and students will begin at 5 pm from March 1st until March 10th. Students will work with their parents/ guardians to select course requests via PowerSchool. Ms. Hightower will meet with students and review course requests beginning March 11th and ending on April 26th!

2024 - 2025 Middle School Registration Book


"Building Dreams...One CHILD at a Time"

-Deidre Dumas Hightower