• Happy Summer! 
    I am out of the office June 12th to August 11th. I will be checking my email periodically over the summer months, but there may be significant delays in my response time.
    If you need immediate assistance, please contact the school at (336)570-6500.
    If you have safety concerns, please use our anonymous reporting system "Say Something". Use this link to make an anonymous report Say Something 
    If you have an emergency dial 911 
    I hope that you have a relaxing and peaceful summer! 
    Hello! My name is Mrs. Taleen Palmer and I am super excited to be one of the school counselors here at Southern Middle School! My passion is to help students achieve their academic, personal, and career goals through delivery of effective advocacy, leadership, collaboration, and systemic change. I thoroughly enjoy working with students in classrooms, groups, and individually. I sincerely believe that each one of us has the power to overcome any obstacle; sometimes we just need to find it.
    For the 2019-2020 school year I will be serving the sixth and lower eighth grade populations, alongside the other school counselor here, Ms. Joy Hayes, who cares for the seventh and upper eighth grade students.
    A Little About Me:
    I taught ninth grade Spanish in the Philadelphia school system before realizing my dream of becoming a middle school counselor. I obtained my BA in Spanish from the University of Pittsburgh before graduating with my Master's in School Counseling from Salem College. This is my first year working as a professional school counselor, and I could not feel more complete in accomplishing my professional goals.

    Please contact me any time with your questions or concerns at taleen_palmer@abss.k12.nc.us or (336) 570-6500 ext. 39015.
    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Henry Stanley Haskins