School Counseling

 

THE COUNSELING PROGRAM           

     The goal of the School Counseling Program at Harris Middle School is to provide comprehensive services to ALL students, making a holistic impact on student success. The program will address the areas of personal, social, emotional, and academic development.

MEET YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS:

                                                                                   

 

           My name is Ashley Guido and I am looking forward to my second year as a School Counselor at Harris Middle School! I was born in Florida, but I spent most of childhood living in a small town on the outskirts of Memphis, TN. In 2008, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Alabama. I returned back to Tennessee shortly after my graduation to further my education. I graduated from MTSU with my Master’s Degree in Professional School Counseling in 2015.

         Last year I had the pleasure of starting my counseling career at Harris. In my free time I enjoy being active, spending time with family & friends, and rooting on the Crimson Tide football team. Recently I adopted a fur baby, and I am looking foward to bringing her with me on my outdoor adventures. I am eager to begin the another year at HMS!

Ashley Guido, M.Ed.

guidoa@bedfordk12tn.net

 

 

           My name is Kyle Bowron and I am very excited to start my first year as a School Counselor at Harris Middle School. I was born and raised in Casper Wyoming and moved with my family to Nashville in 2001. I attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies. I recently graduated this past May from MTSU with my Masters in Professional School Counseling.

My hobbies include hiking with my boxer, playing tennis and golf, watching football (college and pro), and spending time with my family and friends. I also became an aunt this past year when my sister and brother-in-law had my niece, and again when my brother and sister-in-law had my nephew so I spend as much time with them as possible. I look forward to this coming year with excitement and great hopes for a successful school year at HMS!!!!

Kyle Bowron, M.Ed.

bowronk@bedfordk12tn.net

   

WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?

     The counselor reaches all students by conducting classroom guidance lessons based on life skills that promote healthy feelings, friendships, study habits, manners, communication, conflict-resolution, goal-setting, decision making, stress relief, etc.

     In addition to classroom lessons, some students benefit from participating in small groups. Students have an opportunity to share and acquire specific skills in a confidential setting and learn from other students going through similar circumstances.

     Furthermore, the school counselor is also available to meet with students on an individual basis to provide students the opportunity to talk about personal concerns that impede on learning in the classroom.

A COUNSELOR CAN HELP A STUDENT WITH… 

  • Getting along better with peers 
  • Feeling good about yourself  
  • Learning how to make decisions and solve problems  
  • Managing your feelings (stress, anger, anxiety, etc.)  
  • Setting and achieving goals   

SERVICES PROVIDED:   

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Parent Consultations  
  • Teacher Consultations  
  • Community Resource Referrals 

HERE ARE SOME REASONS STUDENTS MIGHT WANT TO TALK TO THE COUNSELOR: 

  • "I had an argument with my best friend and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore."
  • "Some kids in my math class are talking about fighting after school."
  • "My parents argue all the time and I don't know what to do."
  • "My grandfather is really sick and I'm scared he's going to die."
  • "My mom just had a baby and she doesn't have time for me anymore."
  • "We're moving again!"
  • "My dad wants me to be an engineer like him, but I want to be a pilot." 

HERE ARE SOME REASONS PARENTS MIGHT WANT TO TALK TO THE COUNSELOR:  

  • "This is John's third school this year, and he's having difficulty adjusting."
  • "My husband is being deployed in two weeks and Kelsie may need some help coping with this change."
  • "Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."
  • "My wife and I recently separated and our daughter could use some help understanding this."
  • "My son seems to be the target of some teasing and bullying after school. Can you help?" 

HOW CAN THE STUDENT SEE THE COUNSELOR?  

  • Self– referral  
  • Request of the counselor  
  • Parent referral  
  • Administration referral  
  • Teacher and/or staff referral 
  • Referral by a friend

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT  

**Your school counselor can help you put the pieces together**

 

Ms. Bowron (931)684-5195 ext. 1006   

bowronk@bedfordk12tn.net

Ms. Guido (931)684-5195 ext. 1005  

guidoa@bedfordk12tn.net 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennessee Model for Comprehensive School Counseling

https://tn.gov/assets/entities/education/attachments/comp_sch_counsel_model.pdf