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Mrs.  Stephanie  Yates
Guidance Counselor

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Guidance Counselor


While teaching fifth grade, I decided it was time to work on a life goal of mine, earning a Master’s degree. The area of degree was the question to be decided. I reflected on my life and what I enjoyed doing. Helping others and making sure my students are safe and happy seemed to be the most logical choice to fit my personality; therefore, I began working on my Master’s degree in School Counseling. Once I completed my Master’s degree in School Counseling, I soon became Twin Valley Elementary Middle School’s Guidance Counselor.

That is the short version on how I became a guidance counselor.

Now, time for the fun, interesting facts, something I love doing, and think I could do every day of my life, is snorkeling. I find it so relaxing to have my face in the water looking down at the beautiful fish and coral life found under the sea. Another interesting fact, I love riding roller coasters, the faster, more thrilling, the more I love them. So I guess you could say I’m a thrill seeker. With the first two facts, I’m sure you can guess that I love to travel. In my spare time I like to hike, attend dance classes, and read.

In the end, my goal is to instill in the students within our school the same character traits I learned as a child; to be a lifelong learner, have integrity, treat others with kindness ,and love life every day.