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Hello, my name is Leah Barry, and this is my 18th year at King Philip Middle School. My favorite part of working in a middle school is relating to students, working to figure out what they need, and doing my best to help them define and work towards the success they desire.
I am excited to be a middle school guidance/adjustment counselor. I enjoy working on a more personal level with our students. Prior to this, I was a math teacher in this district for 13 years with some small group support classes mixed in.
I also teach two sections of our guidance-driven class called Foundations for Success. This is an excellent approach to middle school guidance that gets the counselors into the classroom meeting students and working to help them be as successful as possible in all areas of their lives. In class, we value and promote compassion, respect, effort, and progress. In addition, we emphasize the importance of a positive school climate for all.
I am proud to be part of a team of educators - here at KPMS - who provide so many opportunities for students to thrive in various aspects of their life.