Lisa Appel


School Counselor

Mission Statement

The mission of East Hardy Early Middle School Counseling Program is to help decrease obstacles to academic achievement and to promote student success by focusing on academics, social/personal, and career skills.

Vision Statement

The vision of East Hardy Early Middle School Counseling Program is for all students to proceed empowered with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve academic, personal/social, and career success.

Beliefs and Statement of Philosophy

As School Counselor of EHEM I believe:

  • All students have the ability to learn.

  • Every student is valuable and is treated with dignity and respect.

  • All students can expect EHEMS to be a safe and nurturing environment.

  • Data will be used in the development and evaluation of the school counseling program.

  • All students' ethnic, cultural, and racial differences are considered in the design and implementation of school counseling services.

EHEM School Counseling Program:

  • Will be managed by a full-time, state-certified, and master's degree level counselor.

  • Is available to all students to assist them with personal/social, academic, and career counseling needs.

  • Encourages and is supportive of positive parental involvement in school.

  • Will be comprehensive and data driven.

  • Hold high expectations for all students.

As the school counselor I will:

  • Engage in professional development activities.

  • Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counseling Association.

  • Advocate for all students at EHEMS.

If you are a student, or a parent of a student, that needs to speak with the counselor feel free to call or email Mr. Crites at or at 304-897-5970 ext.9802