Counselor's Corner

School Counselor

School Counselor Kim Pickering
Mrs. Kim Pickering

I am grateful for the opportunity to be the School Counselor at West Jones Elementary.  I have been in the counseling field for 18 years, 13 of those as a School Counselor with the Jones County School District.  I have a Bachelors degree in Social and Rehabilitation Services from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling from Mississippi State University.  I am also Nationally Board Certified as a Counselor and a School Counselor. 
If I can be of any assistance to you or your child, please do not hesitate to call.  The role of a School Counselor is very broad, but here are a few areas that I may be able to help you with:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Respond to school crisis or emergency situations
  • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues or concerns
  • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers, and students about issues effecting the physical, educational, or emotional needs of students
  • Oversee the Multi-Tiered System of Support process for academic and behavioral interventions
  • Assist in organizing and overseeing  the administration of State assessments throughout the school year



West Jones Elementary| 5652 Highway 84 West, | Laurel, MS 39443 | Phone: (601) 763-4850 | Fax: (601) 763-4853

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