Mrs. Mary Beth Jenkins is the school counselor at South Lincoln Elementary. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and my Master's degree in School Counseling from Middle Tennessee State University. I completed my Educational Specialist degree from MTSU in May 2010. 2018-19 will be my 12th year as the school counselor at South Lincoln. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know all of our wonderful students as well as helping them deal with difficult problems and situations. Every other week, I go into K-5 classrooms to teach lessons on various topics including self-esteem, manners, citizenship, kindness, responsibilities, conflict resolution, career education, and more. Every other week, I work with 6th through 8th grade students. With middle school, I focus a lot of time on bullying behavior and conflict resolution, peer pressures, kindness toward others, career/college preparation, and decision making. With 8th grade students, I focus a lot of their time on preparing for their transition to Lincoln County High School, preparing them for college, and life after high school. I also work with them on developing a 4-year plan that I go over with parents at our 8th grade parent night that is typically scheduled toward the middle of April.
I am available to you and your child for any reason needed. If your child is having trouble with academics in school, difficulty with friendships, or problems at home, please feel free to contact me through e-mail or by school phone. You may also use the parent referral form found in the links section. This is an easy way to let me know what concerns you may have for your child. If I can be of any assistance to you and your child, please let me know, and I will do my best to help.
For more calendar information, please see my staff page. My schedule for classes is listed there as well as the Character Counts words of the week.
Also, be sure to check out the links. There are a lot of useful websites that I recommend. The links listed under college information have a lot of important information that can be helpful to any parent and student, especially 8th grade students looking into colleges and career planning. There are also some useful links geared towards keeping our children healthy and drug-free.