The Michael E. Smith Middle School Counseling department is founded on the belief that each student is a unique individual who is capable of growing into a responsible, independent, and contributing member of the classroom and larger society. The mission of the MESMS Counseling department is to facilitate the development and empowerment of all students in academic, career, and personal-social areas through a developmental approach. Our School Counselors work proactively with all students in an effort to maximize student potential and achievement. They are professional educators who advocate for equity, access, and success through collaborative efforts with students, staff, parents/guardians, and the larger community.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. David Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Melissa Lake, M.ED, CAGS, email@example.com Ms. Sara Cunningham, MSW, LICSW, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Counseling Staff
MESMS Guidance Counselor: Melissa Lake, grades 5-8
MESMS Adjustment Counselors: Sara Gardner, grades 5 and 6; David Gallagher, grades 7 and 8