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School Counseling

Student Services

Dyersburg High School students are served by two full-time professional school counselors. This team is an integral and vital component in the development of the academic and personal goals of all students. They plan, implement and evaluate a counseling program that includes academic, career, personal and social development for all students. They work with parents, teachers and staff to advocate for high academic achievement and appropriate social development for each student. In direct alignment with the National Standards for School Counseling, the team employs effective strategies to foster:

• Proficient and discriminating learners

• Creative, critical thinkers

• Responsible, productive and ethical citizens 

Additionally, the Counseling Team strives to work with students, parents and other staff to facilitate transitions throughout the high school years. Counselors encourage students to be independent, to effectively communicate their needs, and make decisions that will prepare them to be productive citizens.

2012-2013 Dyersburg High School Student Services Team

Connie Wright – Director of Student Services

• Supervision of all operations of the Student Services Office

• Responsible for all registration and scheduling

• Peer Tutor Coordinator (Workforce Grant)

Jan Holder - Professional School Counselor

• Scholarships, post secondary job placement, college admissions, dual enrollment

• Liaison for all students attending Tennessee technology Center, DSCC, and The Learning Center

• 504 Coordinator

Peggy Walker, Records Clerk

Responsible for all records

Report Cards and grades

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The DHS Student Services team also utilizes the resources of Lisa Escue, Truancy Prevention Specialist, and Brad Smith, Director of Student Services for Dyersburg City Schools.

It is important for students to know their school counselor because counselors are advocates for students. Parents are also encouraged to schedule appointments to meet with their child’s counselor. Email is another valuable tool for communication. The email addresses for the Student Services team members are listed below:

Connie Wright, cwright@k12tn.net

Jan Holder, jholder@k12tn.net

Peggy Walker, pwalker@k12tn.net