Welcome to the Counseling Department at HMS! My name is Larice Manley, and I am delighted to serve as the Middle School Counselor here at Huffman Middle. Prior to joining the wonderful faculty and staff of HMS, I worked in both Elementary and High School settings.  I have a deep passion for helping students succeed and look forward to working with our scholars. 


    Mission Statement

    The mission of Huffman Middle School Guidance and Counseling Department is to provide high quality,comprehensive, and research based school counseling services to all students. The program is designed to prepare students to become productive citizens that thrive academically, socially, and personally, as they prepare to meet world class standards


    Counseling Approach/Responsibilities

    The Counseling Program at Huffman Middle focuses on identifying students' personal and social needs and teaching students age appropriate coping skills. A few of our counseling services provided include: conflict resolution, anger management, study skills, self-esteem, and career exploration. Counseling services are offered through individual and /or small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, and conferences. 


    Middle School Counselors: Who are we and what capacity do we serve within the school?

    Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests. Students often are searching for their sense of identity as they rely heavily on peer interaction to provide understanding, comfort, and approval. Middle School Counselors are professional educators who understand and respond to the challenges presented by the diverse student population within the school. Middle school counselors play an integral role to the educational program. The counseling program utilizes the American School Counselor Association National Model: A framework for School Counseling Programs, which serves as a guide of how the program at Huffman Middle is structured. 


    I am available to be of assistance to the students and families of Huffman Middle in any way! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached by email at lmanley@bhm.k12.al.us