Mrs. Keely McDonald » School Counselor

School Counselor

Hi, I'm Mrs. McDonald, the School Counselor here at Fulmer Middle!
 
I am an alumnus of Airport High School, and Lexington School District 2 is home! This is my first year as a school counselor; I previously taught seventh and eighth grade English Language Arts in the district. 
 
Fulmer's School Counseling Department's mission is to help every student succeed in their academics, career, and social/emotional development. I serve as an advocate for your student, meaning I will provide consultation to parents/guardians, educators, administrators, and other stakeholders to promote your child's overall well-being. The Fulmer faculty and staff believe in and implement positive behavior support, which allows me to provide three tiers of intervention in the school counseling comprehensive program. View the image below to learn how I support every student, depending on their needs. Interventions
Our school counseling department facilitates school-wide programs throughout the school year, including the weekend BackPack Program offered by Harvest Hope Food Bank, quarterly guidance lessons for character development, career interest assessments and planning, and a presentation held by the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery. 
 
Individual or small group short-term school counseling services may be requested if the student is struggling with one or more of the various topics listed below:
  • conflict at home
  • school success skills/studying skills
  • impulse control/ADHD
  • behavioral issues
  • grades
  • harassment/intimidation/bullying
  • anxiety/depression
  • self-harm
  • suicidal ideation/thoughts
  • conflict with friends/classmates
  • anger management
  • time management
  • self-esteem issues
If the student's concerns or issues are severe or will require more than six counseling sessions to address, the parent or guardian will be contacted in order to refer the child to our school-based counselor, Ms. Myers. 
 
Parents/guardians, please feel free to contact me for consultation and support. For additional information, including the parent/guardian referral form and the student request form, click the tab "FMS School Counseling Website." Students, view the "School Counseling Dept. Bitmoji Offices" tab to get to know Mrs. Swygert and myself a little better!