Welcome to the HMS Counseling website! We hope to provide you with valuable information and resources to use in supporting your middle school student through these exciting and challenging years. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Who are the HMS Counselors?
(269)793-7407 ext. 3508
I have been a science teacher and counselor at Hopkins Middle School since 2000. This year I will be full time Middle School Counselor. I have a bachelors degree from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Grand Valley State University.
(269)793-7407 ext. 3553
Sarah Pennington joined our staff in 2016 to work as an At-Risk Counselor and as a part time science teacher.
What Do the Counselors Do?
School Counselors help people help themselves put the puzzles of school, life, and future together. We focus specifically on academic, career, and social issues. We do this by talking with individual students, working with students in small groups, and teaching lessons to whole classes/grade levels. We collaborate with teachers, other school staff, and families to help support students' academic achievement and future life plans.