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North Middle School Guidance Department

Bruce Farley – 10 yrs. as a counselor at North Middle, 17 years as an educator total

Crystal Tow – 3 yrs. as a counselor at North Middle, 12 years as an educator total



North Middle School Comprehensive School Counseling Program Plan

The goal of the North Middle School Counseling program is to assist students with overcoming barriers that impede learning. The goal of the North Middle School Counselors is to implement a standards-based comprehensive school counseling program that:

  • Advocates for all students encouraging them to develop to their fullest potential
  • Provides specialized interventions based on identified student needs
  • Creates positive relationships with students fostering personal growth, service to others, and academic achievement
  • Includes a curriculum addressing the needs of all students in the domains of academic, personal/social, and career development
  • Assists students in acquiring appropriate attitudes, knowledge, and communication skills to promote healthy relationships
  • Enhances the ability of students to identify and utilize the appropriate resources needed for post-secondary success
  • Encourages consultation and collaboration with other educators, parents, and community on behalf of all students

North Middle School Counseling Mission Statement

The mission of North Middle School’s counseling program is to equip our students with the essential skills needed to enhance life-long learning and social awareness. As counselors, we encourage students to develop interpersonal skills while preparing for a successful transition to high school. Our students are provided opportunities to explore the relationships of academics to the world of work and to the community. Counseling services are available to all students through individual and/or small group, as well as access to outside counseling services.

North Middle School Counseling Philosophy


The counselors believe:

  • All students are entitled to the services of a professional school counselor
  • Effective school counseling is a collaborative process that involves not only school counselors, but students, parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders and other stakeholders alike.
  • Every student will have equal access to a standards-based comprehensive school counseling program

North Middle School’s comprehensive school counseling program will:

  • Promote and support the academic achievements, personal and social development and career planning of every student
  • Advocate for student success by offering individual counseling, group counseling and classroom guidance
  • Analyze student data and conduct an annual program audit to evaluate the effectiveness of the school counseling program
  • Articulate and demonstrate an understanding of the American School Counselor Association National Model of school counseling

Professional School Counselors at North Middle School will:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior as outlined by the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics
  • Attend and participate in professional learning opportunities on both local and county levels
  • Plan and manage the comprehensive school counseling program