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NJMS Counseling Department

Dr. Brad Thomas, Counselor
(205) 379-4000 ext. 111286

Susan Schell, Counselor
(205) 379-4000 ext. 111293

Our Counseling Department here at North Jefferson Middle School strives to help students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially.  We assist students in large classroom counseling settings, small groups, and individually.  We believe that one of the keys to a student's success is determined by his or her actions, choices, and sense of responsibility.  We begin every morning with a "Call to Excellence", which shows students how important they are in controlling their own destiny and reminds them about how crucial the choices are that they make today:

"I am an important part of the success of North Jefferson Middle School.  
Today, I get to choose to learn what I want to learn.  
I get to choose to act how I want to act.  I get to choose to be who I want to be.  
It's a Great Day to be a Blue Devil and today, I choose to be excellent!"

We assist students in many different areas including:
- Time Management/Organization
- Peer Pressure
- Scheduling
- Dealing with Anger
- Problem Solving/Coping Skills
- Study Skills
- Anxiety
- Self-Esteem
- Classroom Behavior
- Decision Making
- Testing
- Academic Improvement
- Grief
- Career Planning
- Goal Setting
- Transitioning to High School