• Mrs. Bowling and Mrs. Doyle  
     Mrs. Bowling and Mrs. Doyle
    Mrs. Chesley Bowling, 7th Grade Counselor (Email) 
    Mrs. Kathryn Doyle, 8th Grade Counselor (Email) 

    School Counseling Offices  

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    Dear Parents:   
    My name is Kathryn Doyle, and I am the 8th Grade School Counselor for Fairhope Middle School. Mrs. Chesley Bowling is the 7th Grade Counselor. She and I 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 2019/2020 school year.
    Regarding my background, I have been employed by the Baldwin County Board of Education since March of 2005 as both an Elementary and Middle School Counselor. My education includes a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Alabama. I have been licensed with the state of Alabama as a Professional Counselor since March of 1992.
    Mrs. Bowling has over 30 years of experience in the field of education including teaching, administration, and serving as both an Elementary and Middle School Counselor. We both love what we do, and are committed to helping your student be successful.
    At Fairhope Middle School, Mrs. Bowling and I are responsible for:
    1. Providing direct counseling services to students individually, in small group, or large group instruction as needed

    2. Providing education and support services to parents

    3. Providing consultation services to teachers

    4. Facilitating referrals to community support services

    5. Advising students on academic planning and career guidance including helping students understand standardized test score results

    6. Working with Fairhope 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 (Mrs. Doyle)  

    7. Acting as Building Test Coordinator (Mrs. Doyle)

    8. Conducting Attendance Early Warning Conferences As Needed (Mrs. Bowling) 
    9. Serving on the RTI (Response to Instruction) Team 
    10. Serving on the School Improvement Team As Needed- ACIPS (Mrs. Bowling) 
    11. Serving as Homebound/Section 504 Coordinators 
    12. Conducting annual required teacher training (Mrs. Doyle)
    13. Monitoring online Bullying Reporting Program 
    14. Coordinating the Peer Helper Program  
    15. Serving on the dance committee (Mrs. Doyle)
    16. School Website Manager (Mrs. Doyle) 
    17. USATestprep Administrator and ACPS (Kuder) Administrator (Mrs. Doyle)
    18. Assistance with Scantron testing (Mrs. Bowling)
    Should you wish for Mrs. Bowling or me to speak with your student, please do not hesitate to either call or email us. Please be aware that there may be a time when Mrs. Bowling or I may talk with your student due to a self-referral, student referral, teacher/staff referral, agency referral, or Administrative referral.
    Mrs. Bowling and I are immediately available to meet with any student in crisis. However, every attempt is made by us not to interrupt academic classes (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) whenever possible for non-emergency situations. We have an open door policy for students, and also maintain a sign in sheet for students requesting to speak with a Counselor. The FMS Counseling Office is a Safe Space where ALL students are welcome.
     Safe Space
    As School Counselors, Mrs. Bowling and I maintain a brief list of local private counseling services for referral purposes for parents interested in private counseling for their student. Click Here for the list. This referral list is not a recommendation for any provider of private counseling services. Please understand that Mrs. Bowling and I are unable to meet with individual students on a regular basis due to the volume of students at our school and other duties. Also, we are not therapists. Should a parent request that his/her student meet with a counselor on a regular basis, we would need to make a referral to an outside agency/therapist. If your child is resistant to seeing a therapist, please click here for helpful information. 
    AltaPointe provides an on site counselor who comes to FMS weekly to see students. This school based service is provided via a referral from Mrs. Bowling or me to AltaPointe. An AltaPointe counselor can only see students at FMS who have these insurances: PEEHIP, Medicaid, or ALL Kids. Parents interested in AltaPointe school based counseling are welcome to contact Mrs. Bowling or myself for more information.


    Please check out the school website at least weekly because we will announce/post Counseling and Guidance activities for both 7th and 8th grades as well as information about important upcoming events such as the 8th grade Career Expo field trip in September, and the high school registration parent meeting in February/March.
    Fairhope Middle School's Counseling and Guidance Programs
    Counseling and Guidance  

    1. You Are Unique Program for 7th Grade and Socially Unacceptable for 8th Grade

    2. Alabama Career Planning System (ACPS/Kuder) for 7th and 8th grades. 8th Grade students 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 Alcohol Awareness/Prevention of Underage Drinking (Month of April) for 7th and 8th Grade and other programs as needed

    4. Standardized testing education for students and facilitating test prep activities 
    5. Peer Tutoring Program 
    6. Attendance workshops for students to improve school attendance 
    7. Certified Peer Helper Program
    Mrs. Kathryn Doyle, LPC

    Mrs. Doyle  

    8th Grade School Counselor
    Peer Helper Program Sponsor 

    Mrs. Chesley Bowling

    Mrs. Bowling

    7th Grade School Counselor
    Peer Helper Program Sponsor 
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    Counselor's Office