Counseling Department Staff 

Phone: 240-740-4210

Fax: 240-740-4280

About the JPMS Counseling Department 

Mission Statement: The John Poole Middle School Counseling Team is committed to supporting student achievement through effective counseling with students, collaboration with staff and parents and communication with all stakeholders.  We strive to enhance student understanding of personal strengths in the areas of academic achievement, social, emotional learning, and career growth.


We use collaboration and education to equip students with skills that enhance knowledge of strengths in the areas of social, emotional, academics, and career growth.


The JPMS Counseling programs include: small groups, lunch bunches, character education, signs of suicide, personal body safety, Naviance, Career Day, Great Kindness Week, and more.


Students are assigned to counselors by grade level. Counselors are available to meet with students regarding personal or school-related concerns and confidentiality will be respected.


  • Students can arrange an appointment with their counselor through the Counseling Office.

  • Students may arrange appointments at designated times.

  • Students should have a pass before visiting The Counseling Office.


Contact Us: Please contact your child's counselor with any questions about scheduling, concerns about your child, changes in your family, registration questions, career and high school planning or anything else with which you have concerns.



  • Youth Crisis Hotline of Montgomery County - 301-738-9697 - Someone to listen 24 hours a day.  Calls are confidential.

  • Montgomery County Crisis Center – 240-777-4000 – Free and immediate response to crisis situations (telephone/walk in)

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline – 240-777-4417 - This program investigates reports of suspected child abuse and neglect to ensure the safety of children and help families stay together.


Additional Resources: Please find additional resources and information in the Counseling Quick Links section located to the left.