• Guidance Department

    School Counseling

    School counselors are certified educators who improve student success for all students by implementing a data-informed school counseling program. School counselors help all students:

    • apply academic achievement strategies
    • manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
    • plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)

    Duties include:

    • short-term/solution-focused counseling to students
    • facilitation of group parent-teacher conferences
    • referrals to mtss (multi-tiered system of supports) team
    • risk assessments
    • referrals to resources for long-term support
    • collaboration with families, teachers, administrators and community for student success
    • advocacy for students at student-focused meetings: mtss meetings, parent-teacher conferences, etc
    • data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges

    The school counselors offer campus tours during the regular school year. Please contact your student's school counselor if you are interested in scheduling one.



    School Social Work

    School Social Workers are another link between the home, school and community. They provide direct as well as indirect services to students and families to promote and support students' academic and social success. The school social worker at Montford assists with:

    • short-term/solution-focus counseling to students
    • attendance data-tracking
    • risk assessments
    • referrals to community resources for long-term support



    New Horizons

    A New Horizons counselor is a wellness specialist who meets with students individually during their non-core classes once a week. While students participate in New Horizons, they work as a group or individually to learn about different coping strategies, anger management, communication skills, team building, decision-making and healthy relationships. Referrals to the New Horizons program go through the school counselors (Ms. Long or Ms. Fowler).



  • Long

    Ms. Alex Long

    School Counselor

    All grades, last names beginning with A-K

    Referral Coordinator

    504 Coordinator



  • Fowler

    Ms. Susan Fowler

    School Counselor

    All grades, last names beginning with L-Z

    ESOL Coordinator

    Required Instruction Coordinator




  • Davis

    Ms. Molly Davis

    School Social Worker

    All grades




  • Jones

    Ms. Tyra Jones

    New Horizons Counselor

    All grades