STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

School Counseling

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METRO'S COUNSELING TEAM

Tim Latta, M.S. Counselor

Tim Latta, M.S. Counselor
latta@themetroschool.org

Carla Ayala, H.S. Counselor

Carla Ayala, H.S. Counselor 

ayala@themetroschool.org

Corey Boyer, H.S. Counselor & Columbus State Advisor

Corey Boyer, H.S. Counselor

boyer@themetroschool.org

Liz Mechling, Senior Class Counselor

Liz Mechling, Senior Class Counselor 

mechling@themetroschool.org

RESOURCES

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

At Metro, we have a staff of highly educated and caring counselors who are available to help students with personal, social, career and academic development. 

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Metro Counselors is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic and career goals, in addition to supporting their personal and social needs.

OUR BELIEFS

Metro's school counselors believe that:

  • All students can achieve at high levels.

  • Every student is valuable and is to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • All students will have access to high quality school counseling services provided by a licensed, professional school counselor. 

  • Students' diverse differences are to be considered in the design and delivery of counseling services. 

STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY

To respect the rights and relationships of students, information shared with the school counselor will remain confidential, with the exception of matters concerning student safety.

SERVICES OFFERED

Students may see a counselor for small group and individual sessions to assist with a variety of concerns and problems, including but not limited to:

  • Academic Plans

  • Anxiety or Stress

  • Coping Skills

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Goal Setting

  • Grief & Loss

  • Managing Feelings

  • Time Management

Parents may contact the counselors to request a meeting to discuss academic, social or personal concerns about their child. The counselors can help arrange a parent-teacher conference, small group or individual counseling, or outside referrals for intervention.

Students and parents are encouraged to take advantage of the Virtual Counseling Office to access resources from home (click on logos/items throughout the room).

MEETING WITH A COUNSELOR

Students can arrange to meet with a counselor by making a direct request or through a referral by a parent, administrator, teacher, staff member or friend. Counselors can also reach out to request a meeting with a student.

every child matter

INTERVENTION TEAM

METRO INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Metro adheres to a full inclusion model in it's educational program. A full inclusion model promotes the education of students with disabilities in the general education classrooms with children without disabilities. Students receive extra support from our team of highly qualified intervention specialists assigned to work in the middle or high school. Accommodations for students with Individualized Education Plans or 504 Plans are managed by teachers and members of the intervention team.

New parents of students with special education needs are asked to supply a copy of the student's IEP or 504 plan to Lori Carter, Director of Metro's Intervention Services.

STUDENT INTERVENTION STAFF

Lori Carter – Director of Special Education & Intervention Services
Email: 
carter@themetroschool.org

Verenice Blackaby - M.S. Intervention Specialist (blackaby@themetroschool.org)

Allison Schieber - M.S. Intervention Specialist (schieber@themetroschool.org)

Saira Brown - H.S. Intervention Specialist (brown.8@themetroschool.org)

Colin Faber - H.S. Intervention Specialist (faber@themetroschool.org)