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Counseling Department

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  • Ashley Haddad —  7th Grade Counselor
  • Leigh Kleinson --- Resource Counselor/6th Grade Counselor 
  • Terrence Purdie - 8th Grade Counselor
  • Niloo Ziaee — Counseling Secretary/Registrar



The counselors at Lee Middle School envision a department that believes all students can be successful with the proper support and education, regardless of his or her background. Counselors will empower students to use their unique personalities, abilities, and values to achieve their fullest potential as they navigate toward a fulfilling and productive future.


 Counseling Services 


  •  Academic and Career Planning 
  • Individual and Group Counseling  
  • Problem Solving, Prevention, and Crisis Intervention 
  • Consultation with teachers and staff 
  • Mediation between students, student/parent, student/staff 
  • Scheduling 
  • Referrals to community agencies and private practitioners 
  • Student advocate 
  • Conferences 
  • Student Services Management Team Facilitator and Member 
  • Edline account services   



Guidance Curriculum (Lessons): 

Motivational Mondays: school wide lessons delivered every Monday during PRIDE. The theme for each month focuses on Social Emotional Learning (SEL). 

10 Characteristics of a Successful Middle School Student (MSIF) and/or topics relevant to specific student requests/needs. 

College and Career Readiness: school wide lessons and activities on college and career preparedness in middle school and resources available for students

High School Choice: Lessons delivered to the 8th grade about the high school choice process.


Contacting Counselors:  collaboration

How can STUDENTS meet with their counselor? 

Students can see their counselor via a self-referral, parental request, and/or teacher or administrative referral. If the counselor is unavailable, the student can fill out an appointment request form and leave it with the counseling secretary, Mrs. Ziaee. Sessions may be held on regular basis or as needed.


How can PARENTS meet with counselors?

Please call the counseling department at 240-740-4160 between the hours of 7:45 am and 3:15 pm to arrange an appointment, or email the counselor directly (see Staff Directory). To meet with an individual teacher, please call the main office at 240-740-4150 and leave a message. You may also email teachers.

We are here for you! together

We look forward to assisting you and your child. Middle school is an exciting yet challenging time for students, their parents, and teachers. As students in graders 6-8 navigate through the stressor of middle school life, Lee MS counselors are here to help them balance their needs within the school setting. The counselors will use counseling techniques that aid students with discovering talents, increasing competence, and expanding their academic, career, and personal horizons. The counseling department stresses development in there major areas: academic achievement, career and decision-making, and personal/social development.   



 For more information, below is our contact information: 

 Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School

 11800 Monticello Avenue

 Silver Spring, Maryland 20902


Mrs. Niloo Ziaee

 Registrar/Counseling Secretary



 Community Resources 

Lee MS has partnered with the following community agencies and services to better serve out students’ needs. 

Advanced Behavioral Health and Behavioral Health Partners (In-School Service) 


Phone Number: 301-345-1022


Excel Beyond the Better (After School Service)



Hospice Caring, Inc.


Phone Number: 301-869-4673


Kennedy Project-George B. Thomas Learning Center at Kennedy High School (In-School Service)


  Phone Number: 301-929-2100


Kensington Wheaton Youth Services-Mental Health Association of Montgomery County


   Phone Number: 301-933-2818


Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families


   Phone Number: 301-610-0147


24 Hour Crisis Center


   Phone Number: 240-777-4000



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