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Liberty Bell Counselors

Jill Scott, School Counselor

Seth Johns, School Counselor

Keaton Johnson, School Counselor

We provide counseling services to ALL students at Liberty Bell Middle School.

Each team is assigned a school counselor. LBMS school counselors provide services to all students through classroom lessons, small groups, school-wide activities, and individual counseling. Our school counselors work hard to know all of their students, and are also available to answer any questions you may have as well. Once your student’s school counselor has been assigned, feel free to reach out to them with any questions or concerns.

Program Mission

Our mission as school counselors at Liberty Bell Middle School is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, proactive, and student-centered school counseling program that creates a positive, accepting environment where all students feel safe and supported. We strive to promote academic, social, personal, and career growth for all students through individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom guidance lessons teaching students the skills necessary to transition to HS and ultimately prepare them to be lifelong learners and productive members of society.

Program Vision

In partnership with teachers, administrators, family members, and the community, Liberty Bell Middle School’s counseling program provides students with opportunities for the growth and development necessary to become lifelong learners; prepared to meet the challenges and demands of their future education and careers.

Program Beliefs

  • All students have the ability to learn and be successful.

  • All students have the right to be heard.

  • All students will have equal access to resources and opportunities to be successful.

  • School counselors will be available and accessible to all students.

  • Student success is optimized by participation in a comprehensive school counseling program that is developmentally appropriate and focuses on students social and emotional, academic, and career advancement.

  • School counselors must be leaders, advocates, and collaborators with teachers, administrations, students and their families to create opportunities for academic success and personal growth.

  • Data must be collected and analyzed by school counselors to ensure student achievement is maximized through participation in a comprehensive school counseling program.

  • School counselors must apply and adhere to the ASCA ethical standards.

Our Services
  • Provide support

  • Listen

  • Advocate for the student

  • Assess needs

  • Collect data

  • Collaborate

  • Consultation

  • Refer to outside agencies

Our Strategies
  • Individual counseling

  • Group counseling

  • Classroom lessons

  • Individual student planning

  • Conflict resolution

  • Crisis intervention/planning

  • Alignment to state standards

ASCA Standards
  • Academic development - students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.

  • Career development - students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relating to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

  • Personal/social development - students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

*Parents have the option to limit or deny their student's participation in counseling programs. Should the choice to limit or opt-out be desired, written notification must be provided to the student’s school counselor.


Last Updated: August 27, 2023


Important Links


Frontier Health Crisis: (423) 928-9062

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 in the US.


Referral for Counseling Services

Students may refer themselves for counseling services. Referral forms are available through confidential lock boxes located on team hallways.

Teachers and/or administrators may also refer students for counseling.

Parents and family members can refer students for counseling services by reaching out to their student's school counselor directly, or by submitting a referral for counseling services



School counselors have an ethical obligation to maintain the confidentiality of their students.


  • Reports of abuse
  • Threats to harm others
  • Threats of suicide or suicidal ideation