Click here to see: Mrs. Harper's Welcome Video
Students can click here to send a request to see Mrs. Harper: Student Request to See Mrs. Harper
Hello HPMS Parents and Students!
Welcome to another year at Harper Park!! We are going to work fantastically as partners to navigate this new scenario together! The School Counseling Department is energized, excited and ready to support you and your kids! This is Mrs. Harper's 19th year as a Middle School Counselor and still loves coming to work each day (even when its virtual)! Mrs. Harper is on the Advisory Team and thus has the awesome opportunity to help create the daily Social Emotional Learning lessons the kids will receive during their Advisory class each morning this year! Mrs. Harper is part of the Administrative Team, Pupil Services Support Team, Student Support Team, as well as the Equity Committee. Mrs. Harper serves as the Lead Counselor at Harper Park, as well as the counselor for all students receiving Special Education services, so if your child has an IEP, Mrs. Harper is your gal!
Mrs. Harper will be working closely with the other counselors, our Social Worker, Psychologist and other key mental health support folks, to continue our support and prevention services at Harper Park. We will be meeting on a regular basis as a Unified Mental Health Team to create new programs, as well as improve our already existing mental health services.
Some of the goals that Mrs. Harper has for herself and this team are:
-Increased Restorative Practice training for administrators and teachers.
-Increased use of Restorative Practice Community Building circles in all grade levels.
-Quarterly 'check ins' with each of her students during distance learning
-Continued communication with families and continued virtual lessons and helpful resource posted to our websites
During distance learning, things will look a bit differently in the counselor to student contact. Mrs. Harper will be checking in with students quarterly, either in small groups or individually. If a student needs to talk to Mrs. Harper for a counseling session, then Mrs. Harper will obtain parent permission to 'meet' with their child. Counseling lessons will still be delivered even when virtual. Parents can always reach out to talk about something, get assistance with anything they need, obtain mental health resources outside of the school system, and parent/teacher conferences will still be an option and facilitated by Mrs. Harper.
There are several ways you can get in touch with Mrs. Harper: Email is probably the quickest way to reach her
Email her at: Ashley.Harper@lcps.org
Call the main school number: 571-252-2820
Call Mrs. Harper's online phone: 571-440-2530 ext 60391
Follow her on Twitter: @Ashharper9333
Follow the Unified Mental Health Team @ HPMS_UMHT on both Twitter and Instagram