RCMS Counseling Team

     Recipients of the 2012 & 2014 CREST Award

    student assistance counselor


    Kati Willis

    Nikki Basher
    Student Assistance Counselor
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    6-1, 7-1, 8-1 
    6-2, 7-2, 8-2
     Lead Counselor
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    In order to provide a continuous counselor/student relationship over the middle school years, RCMS assigns students to counselors by team. Once a learning community is established in 6th grade, those communities mostly stay together through 7th and 8th grades. Assistant Principals and Counselors are also assigned by team. Ms. Basher is the team counselor for 6-1, 7-1, and 8-1. Ms. Matthews is the team counselor for 6-2, 7-2, and 8-2. This allows counselors to meet with their respective teams during common conference times. The student assistance counselor may see students from either team. Her focus on students with social and emotional needs. Ms. Willis offers psycho-educational groups that teach and empower students with social- emotional skills and strategies. She also offers school wide, grade-level classroom guidance about relationships, abuse, bully prevention, substance abuse, mental health awareness and suicide prevention.