Phone: 336-819-2100


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education (K-6) MS in Counselor Education (K-12) Post Master's Certificate in Administration (K-12)

Ms. Deidre Dumas Hightower

Greetings! I am Deidre Dumas Hightower. I will serve as the 7th Grade Counselor for 2021-2022. I am a Greensboro native. I am excited about beginning my 20th year as a Professional School Counselor. Prior to being a counselor, I taught second grade at Summerfield Elementary for five years. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education(K-6) from NC A&T State University and my Master of Science degree in Counselor Education(K-12) also from NC A&T State University(AGGIE PRIDE) I enjoy my work as a Professional School Counselor because I try to make a positive impact on each life I encounter!
The JMS Counseling Program is designed to address students' needs in the areas of career exploration, knowledge of self and others and educational/vocational and career development.

My goal is to help each 7th grade student at JMS adjust personally/socially, achieve academically and explore future academic/career interests via the services listed below:
~Individual Counseling
~Group Counseling
~Saving Our Beautiful Sisters Girls Group
~Friendship Circles Lunch Group/Lunch and Learn
~Bro Talk Lunch Group/Lunch and Learn
~Tigers of Distinction Male Counseling Group
~Crisis Intervention
~Classroom Guidance
~Student Advocacy
~Collaboration with administrators, staff and parents
~Consultation with outside agencies
~Referrals to outside agencies
~Scheduling classes 
~Suicide Intervention
~Leadership Team Member
~504 Coordinator for 7th grade students
~IST Co-Chair 


12 Things Middle Schoolers Can Do This Summer 

1. Read

2. Improve writing skills 

3. Get ahead in math

4. Gain skills in public speaking 

5. Start a creative project

6. Take art & music classes online

7. Learn technology, coding, and design 

8. Learn a language

9. Volunteer in the community

10. Hike, bike, move, and play sports 

11. Spend quality time with family and friends (while social distancing!) 

12. Get rest and recharge for 7th grade!


 Have a safe and wonderful summer!



 Building Dreams...One CHILD at a Time"

-Deidre Dumas Hightower