WHO IS MS. 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.
WHAT DO I DO?
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:
~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
~Collaboration with administrators, staff and parents
~Consultation with outside agencies
~Referrals to outside agencies
~Leadership Team Member
~504 Coordinator for 7th grade students
Have a safe and wonderful summer!
Building Dreams...One CHILD at a Time"
-Deidre Dumas Hightower