Leona Bishop, EdS, NCC, NCSC, LPC-S
Raising Titans Right!
Entering my 5th year as one of the counselors at Ann Smith Elementary and I am delighted to say, "It's (still) a GREAT DAY TO BE A TITAN!" Anna Abraham, the other counselor, and I will work collaboratively to assure the needs of all of our students are met. Like last year, she will work with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and some 1st grade classes. I will work with all of 2nd grade and the rest of the 1st grade classes which include, McArthur, McLellan, Melichar, Moss, Noble, and Tompkins.My aspiration is to create an environment where teachers love to teach and students volunteer to learn. For nearly 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, who's now a senior at RHS, 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.