SFMS Counseling Corner
  • Mrs. Shamika Bramble

    Mrs. Shamika Bramble, Ed. S.

    7th Grade Counselor

    Email: ssbramble@bcbe.org

    Phone: 251-625-3271

     

     

  • Ms. Sarah Siddiqi, M.Ed.,NCC

    8th Grade Counselor

    Email: ssiddiqi@bcbe.org

    Phone: 251-625-3271


  • Dear Parents:   

    Mrs. Bramble and Ms. Siddiqi are very excited about the opportunity to work together with the students, faculty, staff, and administration of such a great school. We are both looking forward to getting to know you and your students during this upcoming school year.

    With nearly twenty years in education, Mrs. Bramble is thrilled for this new opportunity to serve such an incredible school and community.  She earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of South Alabama and her Education Specialist degree in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama. Mrs. Bramble's professional association memberships include ASCA and ALSCA.

    Ms. Siddiqi is a second year Middle School Counselor and employee of the Baldwin County Board of Education. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in School Counseling, both obtained from the University of South Alabama. She received her National Counseling Certification in May of 2022. Ms. Siddiqi's professional association memberships include ASCA and ALSCA.

    We both love what we do, and are committed to helping your student be successful!

     

    At Spanish Fort Middle School, Ms.Siddiqi and Mrs. Bramble are responsible for:

    1. Providing direct counseling services to students individually, in small groups, or large group instruction as needed.
    2. Providing education and support services for parents.
    3. Facilitating referrals to community support services.
    4. Advising students on academic planning and career guidance, including helping students understand ACT Aspire score results.
    5. Working with Spanish Fort High School to inform students of the academic requirements for high school, including assisting students with registration and development of the state-mandated high school 4 year plan.  
    6. Conducting Attendance Early Warning Conferences as needed.
    7. Serving on the RTI (Response to Instruction) Team.
    8. Serving on the Leadership Team
    9. Serving as Homebound Coordinators
    10. Conducting annual required teacher training
    11. Identifying Duke TIPS qualifiers
    12. Coordinating the Peer Helper Program 
    13. Assistance with the Master Schedule   
    14. ACPS (Kuder) Administrator 
    15. Assistance with Scantron testing

     

    Should you wish for Ms. Siddiqi or Mrs. Bramble to speak with your student, please do not hesitate to either call or email. Please be aware that there may be a time when Ms. Siddiqi or Mrs. Bramble may talk with your student due to a self-referral, student referral, teacher/staff referral, agency referral, or administrative referral. 
     
     
    Ms. Siddiqi and Mrs. Bramble are immediately available to meet with any student in a crisis. However, every attempt is made not to interrupt academic classes (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) whenever possible for non-emergency situations. For non-emergency situations, students can report to the counseling department during electives and break.  If a counselor is not available, we ask students to fill out a request to talk and we will see them at our earliest convenience.  We have an open-door policy for students at SFMS and the SFMS Counseling Office is a place where ALL students are welcome.
     
    Also, AltaPointe provides an on-site counselor who comes to SFMS weekly to see students. This school-based service is provided via a referral from Ms. Siddiqi or Mrs. Bramble to AltaPointe. An AltaPointe counselor can only see students at SFMS who have these insurances: PEEHIP, Medicaid, or ALL Kids. Parents interested in AltaPointe school-based counseling are welcome to contact Ms. Siddiqi or Mrs. Bramble for more information.
     
     

    Spanish Fort Middle School's Counseling and Guidance Programs

    1. You Are Unique Program for 7th Grade and Socially Unacceptable for 8th Grade Abstinence Programs.
    2. Effective 2016/2017, use of the online Alabama Career Planning System (Kuder) for 7th and 8th grades. 8th Grade students will develop their high school 4-year plan via ACPS (Kuder).
    3. Activities/Programs in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, Red Ribbon Week, Bullying Prevention Week, Youth Violence Prevention Week, and Kindness Week.
    4. ACT Aspire results education for students and facilitating test prep activities.
    5. Peer Helper Program