Guidance
Contact:
Kelle Moody Phone Icon 256-837-3735 x82126 Email Icon Email

School Counselor

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My name is Kelle Moody, and I have been with Discovery Middle School  since 2002. Prior to moving to the guidance counselor position, I was a 7th grade Life Science teacher and department chair. In January of 2014, I was blessed and excited to take the position of guidance counselor. This position has been a dream job for me! I love working with middle school students and teachers! I am married and we have one daughter and a Boston Terrier :)

Education Background:

Athens University, 2002 – Bachelor of Science in Education – Comp. Science -  Biology

University of West Alabama, 2011 – Master in Education – School Counseling

 

Contact Info:

Email:  kmoody@madisoncity.k12.al.us

Phone: 256.837.3735 ext. 82126

 

In order to receive important messages, dates, times, I use Remind.  Remind is a safe and private app that allows me to send texts and email updates about important counseling information.  You have the option to receive either text messages or emails. To subscribe by text, enter this number: 81010 and text this message: @56b7d. To subscribe by email, please email 56b7d@mail.remind.com. You can leave the subject line blank.

 

Twitter: @DMSMsMoody

Instagram: kellemoody

 

 

Counselor Role and Responsibilities

The counselor at Discovery Middle School is responsible for providing outstanding services to students, families, teachers and administrators in order to maximize student success.  We strive to enhance our students’ experience at DMS by promoting their emotional, academic and social well-being.

COUNSELING

Provide individual and small group counseling to students in the following areas:

·        Academic

·        Social/Emotional

·        Family Issues

·        Decision Making

·        Anger

·        Grief and Loss

·        Changing Families

·        Friendships

·        Anxiety

·        Study Habits

·        Organization

·        High School 4-year planning

 

COORDINATION

Facilitate transition to DMS via:

·        Meeting with elementary counselors and teachers of 6th graders

·        Assisting in determining academic levels of each student

·        Hosting student orientation/parent meeting/Open House

 

Facilitate transition of BJHS via:

·        Meeting with high school counselors

·        Assisting in determining academic levels for placement

·        Organizing student orientation program

·        Assisting 8th graders and parents with 4-year plan

 

Provide new student orientation

Facilitate parent-student-teacher conferences

Facilitate 504 eligibility meetings

Facilitate P2T meetings

Coordinate ACT ASPIRE Testing

Assist with schedule planning and registration

 

CONSULTING

Counselor(s) are available to consult with parents regarding:

·        Academic concerns

·        Family relationships

·        Peer relationships

·        Behavior management

·        Community referrals

 

Consult with teachers both individually and at department/grade level meetings in order to:

·        Proactively address concerns about students with academic, social, and behavioral issues

·        Identify “at-risk” students

·        Develop and implement intervention plans

·        Act as an advocate on behalf of the students