•  Meet the Counselors



    Stephanie Kersten, M.Ed. I’m thrilled to be working with the 6th and 8th grade students at Hedgesville Middle School!  I have a Master’s of Education in school counseling from American Public University.  I also have a Bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Psychology.  I moved to Martinsburg in 2012 from Ashton IL where I lived in the middle of cornfields on a 5 acre farm.  I’m a wife and mother of two.  I enjoy finding places to adventure with my family, and listening to a variety of music!  As a school counselor I will help all students to reach goals academically, socially, and become career focused.  I look forward to working with the students, parents, and staff here at Hedgesville Middle School.  Mrs. Kersten can be reached by e-mail at Stephanie.Kersten@K12.WV.US.


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    6th & 8th grade Student Counselor Request Form





    Holly Sweeney, M.A., NCC.  Hi, I'm Ms. Sweeney and I'm the 7th grade School Counselor.  I have been working with children in Berkeley County since 1996. I have a Master’s Degree in counseling which I earned in 2001 and am a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors. I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Shepherd College (K-8) with the Early Childhood endorsement (PreK-K). I have worked in Berkeley County Schools as a first grade teacher at Marlowe Elementary (1997-2001) and primary school guidance counselor at Valley View Elementary (2001-2004). Since 2007, I have served children as a Developmental Specialist for WV Birth to Three, an early intervention program for babies and toddlers who are experiencing a developmental delay. In addition to the aforementioned experience, I, also, have had experience working with foster children and families as a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor. Having three children of my own, ages 13, 11, and 7, I am excited to be working with the children, parents, and staff of Hedgesville Middle School, and I am looking forward to serving them in the years to come.  Mrs. Sweeney can be reached by email at hssweeney@k12.wv.us.


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    7th grade Student Counselor Request Form