Hilary McGee – Counselor

COUNSELOR, Ms. Hilary McGee

Middle school is an exhilarating, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. During this passageway from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variation of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work; high levels of activity joined with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth; a search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation; extreme sensitivity to the comments from others; and heavy reliance on friends to provide understanding, comfort and approval.