MEET THE COUNSELOR
My name is Kendra K. Johnson, and I am the School Counselor at Mitchell County High School. I received a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as a Master’s-Level certification in Middle Grades Education from Thomas University. I also obtained my Master’s-Level certification in Guidance and Counseling from Valdosta State University. Subsequently, I received an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Teaching from NOVA Southeastern University and my Leadership certification-Tier II from Valdosta State University. My background in education spans 16 years including 10 years as a middle school teacher and four and a half years as an elementary school counselor.
As school counselor, my role is to assist our students as well as the administrators, faculty, and staff of MCHS in fostering students’ academic, behavioral, and personal growth through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. My responsibilities include:
Direct Student Services
--Instruction – teaching the school counseling curriculum to students focused through the lens of selected student standards from the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success.
--Appraisal and Advisement – assessing student abilities, interests and achievement to help them make decisions about their future.
--Counseling – providing professional assistance and support to a student or small group of students during times
of transition, heightened stress, critical change or other situations impeding student success. School counselors
do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools; however, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and to assist students and families seeking resources.
Indirect Student Services
--Consultation – share strategies supporting student achievement with parents, teachers, other educators and community organizations
--Collaboration – work with other educators, parents and the community to support student achievement
--Referrals – support for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information.