Middle School Counseling

Jeana Simpson

School Social Worker, Lakeside Middle School

(509) 340-4109

 Jeana Simpson

Jeana Simpson is the only full time Student Support Services Staff at Lakeside Middle School. She is dedicated to providing information and assistance to students and their family to help students be successful in school. Jeana also supervises graduate level School Social Work Interns. A sampling of the services provided include:

Academic Coaching/Monitoring - Identifying and tracking students with academic difficulties, develop Credit Summaries and Academic Improvement Plans, monitor progress, create academic contracts to avoid retention, being a resource for parents in addressing difficulties in class work/homework completion

Personal Counseling - Providing Crisis resolution, individual counseling, substance use assessment and referral, coordinate referrals to outside counseling services, and provide individual social skills training

Mediation - Offering conflict resolution opportunities to students to resolve interpersonal difficulties
that affect classroom performance

Teaching in-class health-related topics - Teaching Bully/Harassment Prevention and Lifeskills Training curriculum

Teaching a Career Exploration Workshop to 8th graders

Assisting - With middle school Open House and New student orientation activities

Coordinating - 5th-6th grade and 8th-9th grade transition activities

Coordinating - Student and Family Assistance Programs including InVest Ed, Gale Graham, and WEA Children's Fund distributions