Our School Counselors Care About Our Students!
Our school counselors focus on academic, career, and personal development to ensure that every student benefits from a program that is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, and developmental in nature.
Here you will find helpful school counseling resources for your Hedgesville Middle student and your family!
Meet the Counselors
My name is Arlin Riggs and this is my second year at Hedgesville Middle School. School counseling was a career change for me and has always been my dream job. Previously I worked for an online university in enrollment management.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Shepherd University in 2012, MA in Psychology from American Military University in 2017, and an MA in Education in School Counseling from Frostburg University in 2020.
My hope is for my school counseling program to reach all my students, inspiring them to become lifelong learners, creative thinkers, and caring responsible citizens. I want all my students to feel connected, safe, and happy at school so they can challenge themselves in ways they never thought possible.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my 2 daughters and our family pets. We love to camping and kayaking in the warmer months.
Mission & Vision
The school counseling program at Hedgesville Middle is designed to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere where students can attain personal/social, academic and career success through a collaborative partnership with other educators, families, and the community.
We work hand in hand to nurture the physical, emotional, and intellectual dimensions that enhance life-long learning and foster a positive self-esteem that leads to becoming productive members of our community.
Hedgesville Middle students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to maximize their full potential and successfully reach their full potential while managing their lives as healthy, responsible, competent, and productive citizens.
The School Counseling program focuses on the West Virginia Student Success Standards. Students will learn how to increase interpersonal and social skills, refine learning and work.