Bush, L. - 8th Grade Counselor

School Counseling 8th Grade:  2019-2020   
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Lyn Bush
Email me: lyn.bush@bcsemail.org 
Follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/counselorschatr
A little about me....
I am starting my 13th year as a School Counselor in Buncombe County. I have worked at several schools:  Estes Elementary, North Buncombe Elementary, Glen Arden Elementary, Koontz Intermediate and now Valley Springs Middle School.
 I have experience as a high school teacher and coach (Varsity Girls Softball, Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis, Varsity Girls Basketball and even Soccer Club) for the first 8 years of my 19+ year career in education. I have been fortunate to work in the Roberson District with wonderful families and their children throughout my employment with Buncombe County Schools. 
I earned my Bachelors Degree from Western Carolina University (BSEd in Physical Education K-12) and my Masters Degree from Eastern Kentucky University (MAEd in School Counseling K-12).
Doing my part to help students develop socially, emotionally, and academically - with a strong focus on career and college preparation is what I do. I am excited for the opportunity to work with our 8th graders! I have enjoyed being a part of the best Middle School in Buncombe County and beyond :) VSMS has a culture of learning and a heart for our students. It's a great place to work! 
My door is always open to our families, our community and most especially our students. 
                         
A Few of my Favorite Things:

Discipline That Teaches Kids To CARE

Michele Borba has some great ideas and thoughts about ways to talk to kids with a different approach. 

 

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Buncombe County has a policy regarding bullying you should be aware exist! Check it out on the Buncombe County Website.
Bullying Policy for Buncombe County Schools
 
Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at ASCA 2014
 
Former First Lady #reachhigher has been an inspiration to thousands of School Counselors when she spoke at our annual conference in 2014 on Disney World's Campus. It not only inspired me, but it challenged me as well to do all that I can to touch the lives of our students while we have them.
 
Here is the link to the video.I will continue to keep this on my site. Inspired by her!