School counselors are professionally trained and Virginia state certified professionals whose role is to identify and address student needs through the use of a comprehensive school counseling program geared towards student success. Our main goal is to advocate for our students and ensure that they each have a successful middle school experience. We work with students individually and within the classroom setting to support and assist them with their academic, social/emotional, behavioral, and personal development. We also work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and other professionals in order to identify and minimize any barriers that stand in the way of student success. We specialize in post-secondary and transitioning planning. In addition, we serve as an important source of information, resources, and referrals.
Aleke Sharpe : 8th Grade Counselor
I am proud to be a Brave! I am a certified PreK-12 professional school counselor for Chesapeake Public Schools. I am a proud U.S. veteran of the United States Navy. I received my B.S. in Sociology from Saint Leo University while on active duty and my M.S. in Counseling and Psychology with a specialization in School Counseling from Troy University. I began my career in education in central Florida as a school counselor and my focus every school year is how to best support our students as they learn and grow in school. As School Counseling Director at IRMS the school counseling program is intentional and focused on providing academic, social and emotional support for all students. I am a passionate about encouraging students to not be afraid of trying new endeavors and understanding that education is a journey not a destination.
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