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 8th Grade Counselor for 2022-2023. I am a Greensboro native. I am excited about beginning my 21st 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 8th 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 /High School Registration for rising 9th graders/ High School Options
~Suicide Intervention
~504 Coordinator for 8th grade students

Rising 9th Grade Registration Process

Parents/guardians and students will register for 9th grade classes from March 3-12.

1.)Students should select 1 Math/English/Science/Social Studies/PE class, 3 electives and 1 alternate class.

2.)Students will complete the 9th grade registration 2023-2024 gray form

3.)Students will complete at least the 9th grade year on the 4-Year Plan form. *Use the classes selected on the registration form

4.)These completed and signed forms(registration and 4-Year Plan) should be returned to your child's AA/Homeroom teacher by April 17th. 

5.) Ms. Hightower will review online course selections and 4-year plans from March 13-April 28.

**Please click on the link below to review the 2023-2024 HS Registration Book

High School Registration Book 2023-2024


Deidre Dumas Hightower

8th Grade Counselor

(336)819-2100 or


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

-Deidre Dumas Hightower