Leona Bishop, EdS, NCC, NCSC, LPC-S
Raising Titans Right!
This year, is an an exciting year! We have ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE from our new administrators to make this the best year, yet! I will continue working with 2nd Grade and the latter half of 1st grade classrooms to include S. Jackson, S. McLellan, E. Melichar, R. Meeks, and L. Noble. Each month, students participate in pro-social skills lessons focused on Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotional Management, and Problem-Solving. In the Spring, students will continue learn skills that celebrate diversity and social justice while learning to overcome challenges with a growth mindset. I am also excited welcome our newest counselor, Ms. Shana Green (PreK-1st) and Mr. Brian Harrington, a counselor intern student from Mississippi College to ASE's counseling team.My aspiration is to create an environment where teachers love to teach and students volunteer to learn. For over 20 years, I has researched, implemented, and shared Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) strategies that have yielded a positive school climate and improved school performance levels. I began my collegiate career at Tougaloo College, where I earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Delta State University in my hometown of Cleveland, Mississippi, is where I earned both both my Masters and Specialist Degrees in counseling.
Experience gained working with parents, educators, and community adopters has earned me numerous awards including Outstanding Educator by Parents for Public Schools, the Spirit of Safety Award given by the College of Life Long Learning at Jackson State University, Outstanding School Counseling Program of the Year from Mississippi Counseling Association, and the Governor's Golden Achievement Award for Outstanding Partnerships presented by Mississippi Partners in Education.
Our vision for school counseling is to create a safe place for students to learn and practice pro-social skills such as empathy, self-management, and problem solving in order to become productive citizens, today. We will provide individual, small group, and classroom guidance throughout the year. Referrals may be made by teachers and/or parents. So, if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. We are available and willing to make this day and everyday a GREAT DAY TO BE A TITAN!
And YES, I did publish a book in March 2015... Prissy Lee's Fancy Feet! It's a very delightful story about a girl's pursuit for the right pair of shoes. Inspired by my daughter, a 2018 graduate of Ridgeland High School. This story is one most girls can definitely relate! It's available online at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. I have a few hardcover available, as well.