Welcome to the 
Counseling Department 
A.C. Reynolds Middle School

We are a Compassionate School!

The mission of our program is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that helps our students reach their potential. We are masters’ level trained counselors. We work in conjunction with school staff, families, and community agencies to help students with personal, social, and academic needs.

If you would like to contact your child’s counselor, please call the main school phone line at 828-298-7484 or e-mail one of us.


There are any number of reasons for children to seek out a counselor at school. The times that we live in can be difficult and stressful. Many personal and school related problems have a direct impact on a child’s ability to learn. School counselors provide a safe, confidential environment for all students.


*Talk to students individually and in groups about their educational, career, personal, and social concerns
*Classroom counseling lessons, including Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness
*Referrals to community agencies
*Assists in crisis situations
*Help students with academic goals
*Aid teachers and parents in helping students
*High school planning
*Information for parents and guardians regarding educational, career, and personal resources

Mrs. Alison Rhodes
8th Grade Counselor
7th Grade Counselor for last names N-Z 

Mrs. Kristin Keliher
6th Grade
7th Grade Counselor for last names A-M
Lisa Stander
School Social Worker