MEET THE SCHOOL COUNSELORSMrs. Kathryn Doyle, 8th Grade CounselorBioMy name is Kathryn Doyle and I am the 8th grade School Counselor for Fairhope Middle School. I am a Peer Helper Program sponsor and serve on the school dance committee. My responsibilities also include: school website manager, Building Test Coordinator, a member of the RTI team, and have served on the ACIP (continuous improvement) committee. I received my master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Alabama in 1981. I have been licensed as a Professional Counselor with the state of Alabama since 1992 and am currently certified as a School Counselor. I have been employed with the Baldwin County School Board since March of 2005.My husband for the last 37 years, Michael, and I have two daughters, Kaitlyn, a homebound teacher for the Baldwin County Board of Education, and Lainie, a home health nurse who lives in Pensacola, Florida.I enjoy getting outside to work in the yard or going for walks with our Lab, Zoey, down by the Bay. You can also find me snuggled up with a good novel, watching an old movie or Netflix series, or University of Alabama/Saints football in my free time. I love what I do, and am very excited about working with the students, parents, and faculty of such an excellent school.Red Ribbon Week- SUPER HERO DAY- "Real Heroes Don't Do Drugs"
Mrs. Margaret Gambino, 7th Grade CounselorBioMy name is Margaret Gambino. I am a Fairhope Native and taught Special Education at Fairhope Middle since 1999. I also served as the Special Education Department Chairperson. I graduated from the University of South Alabama is 1999 with a BS in Special Education and in 2003 with a MS is School Counseling. I am now the 7th grade School Counselor at FMS.
I am in my 14th year of marriage to my best friend, Adam Gambino. Our son Finlay Paul is 10 years old and a student at Fairhope Intermediate School. I have two step-children, Leighton and Rocco. We live here in Fairhope and love it! We love entertaining people, cooking, and anything outside. We also like to go on spontaneous mini vacations!!
Many people wonder how I handle Middle Schoolers – I truly enjoy this age group. I feel this is the time that all of us at FMS can really make an impact on the students. The teenage years are rough; I hope to make the ride as smooth as possible.