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Counseling

Counselors Corner-

 

The EMS School Counseling Department wishes to extend a warm welcome to the new East Middle School. Throughout this school year, we will share information and resources related to supporting the academic, social/emotional and career needs and interests of our students. 

One of our first activities this school year is to partner with the teachers, students, staff and administration to help build strong relationships to create an environment where everyone feels safe, welcome and excited to learn. We will also strive to identify and address any barriers that impede our positive school environment and will work to promote proactive strategies and activities that empower our students to be a part of creating a positive and supportive school community.

Counselors will partner with the classroom teachers to deliver a series of 4 FLEX lessons focused on Respect, Responsibility and Relationships.  We will be focusing on one essential question -

“What’s Your Why?”.  We believe that when a person can identify their “why” it promotes self- awareness and helps the person focus on their goals, achievements and actions that will help them achieve their goal.

We’d like to share a little bit about ourselves and look forward to being a partner in your child’s education. 

 Meet the EMS School Counseling Team-

6th grade School Counselor-

Ms. Bland -  cdbland@carrollk12.org

My name is Ms. Chinere Bland.  I have a husband and 3 children.  I have been a school counselor for 5 years.  This is my first year in Carroll County Public Schools.  I love shopping, reading, and traveling.  My motto is Faith, Family, and Food­čśŐ

7th grade School Counselor-

Mrs. McCormick-  cmmccor@carrollk12.org

My name is Mrs. Cathlin McCormick.  I have been a CCPS School Counselor for 21 years. I believe in the power of the relationship between home and school to work together to help all students reach their academic goals and succeed to their fullest potential.  My motto is Grow Where You are Planted.

8th grade School Counselor-

Ms. Dukehart- jldukeh@carrollk12.org

My name is Jessica Dukehart and I am the 8th grade school counselor at East Middle School. This is my second year at East, and I was an elementary school counselor within BCPS for three years prior. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and playing soccer. My motto is Celebrate the Small Wins.

6th Grade

Chinere Bland

Titles: School Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 410-751-3656

7th Grade

Cathlin McCormick

Titles: School Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 410-751-3656

8th Grade

Jessica Dukehart

Titles: School Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 410-751-3656