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KCS School Counseling

The KCS Comprehensive School Counseling Program will collaborate and advocate for the success and achievement of all students by supporting and developing the academic, psycho-social/emotional, and college and career readiness needs of all students to prepare them to be lifelong learners and global citizens.

School Counseling Mission:

  • Academic Development - School-counseling program implements strategies and activities to support and maximize learning.
  • Career Development - Serve as a guide to provide the foundation for acquiring the attitudes, knowledge and skills that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work and from job to job across the career lifespan.
  • Social/Emotional - Development provides the foundation for personal and social growth, which contributes to academic and career success.

Learn more about each area by clicking the above links.

District Department Contacts

The following county employees currently provide links to services if you wish to contact them personally.  

Mr. Jon Duffy
Director of Counseling and Testing
Kanawha County Schools
200 Elizabeth Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Ph.304-348-7720
Fax.304-348-1948
jmduffy@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Elementary Lead Counselor- Emily Patterson
Base School: Overbrook Elementary School 304-348-6179
E-mail Address: epatterson@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Middle School Lead Counselor- John Elliott
Base School: Andrew Jackson Middle School 304-776-3310
E-mail Address: jelliott@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

High School Lead Counselor- Lisa Johnson
Base School: George Washington High School 304-348-7729
E-mail Address: ejohnson@mail.kana.k12.wv.us

Frequently Asked Questions

Can your department provide special service links for counseling and testing?

Yes. Below are some special services links for counseling and testing information.

How do I sign up to take the ACT or SAT college exams?

By either contacting your high school counselor or signing up online.

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