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 Martinsburg North Middle student and your family!

Meet the Counselors

  • Lauren Poe, 6th Grade & 7th Grade (L-Z)

    lauren.lewis@k12.wv.us

    (304) 267-3540

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    Hi! I'm Mrs. Poe, and I am the 6th & 7th grade counselor at North Middle! I was born and raised in Jefferson County. I received my Bachelors of Social Work from Concord University, and my Masters of Arts in School Counseling from Marshall University. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two cats, family and friends! I’m excited to work with students, teachers, the administration team, and parents to help support our students to achieve educational success.

    Degrees & Certifications:

    Master of Arts in Counseling, Marshall University

    Bachelor of Social Work, Concord University

     

    Selena Jackson, 7th Grade (A-K) & 8th Grade

    selena.jackson@k12.wv.us

    (304) 267-3540

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    I am the school counselor for 7th and 8th grade students at North Middle School this year. I am from Jefferson County and a graduate of West Virginia University and Marshall University. I love iced coffee, traveling to new places, being outdoors, and spending time with my friends, family, and rescue dog. I believe in teamwork and I am very excited to be a part of your team to help you succeed in school.

    Degrees & Certifications:

    National Certified Counselor (NCC)

    Master of Arts in Counseling, Marshall University

    Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies, West Virginia University

     

    Colleen Kocik, School Social Worker

    (304) 267-3540

    colleen.pope@k12.wv.us

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    Mrs. Kocik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in trauma and behavior.  She works with students and families to connect them with support & resources,  and works individually with students referred to her by the school administration or counselors.

    Office Hours: 

    Tuesday, Thursday, and, every other Friday

     

    Brandon Sarina, Communities in School (CIS) Coordinator

    brandon.sarina@wcesc.org

    brandon sarina

    Hi!  I am Mr. Sarina, the site coordinator for Communities in Schools here at North Middle School.  I provide supports through community services for designated students.  I have a degree in Human Services and have served in the United States Marine Corps.  I ammarried with two children, an 8 year old son, and a 4 year old daughter.  With any free time I might have I enjoy exercising and being outside. 

    Degrees & Certifications:

    Human Services, Shepherd University

  • College Resources
  • Student & Family Resources
  • OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program
  • Counselor Referral Forms
  • Career Resources
  • Attendance
  • Community Resources

Mission & Vision

  • Mission Statement

    The school counseling program at Martinsburg North 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. 

    Vision Statement

    Martinsburg North 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.