Phone: 205-471-7289 (Google Voice) - M-F 7:30 A - 3:30 P
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Design, Technology and Industry M.S. School Counseling National Certified Counselor
Mrs. Katia Williams
I am Mrs. Williams, 6th Grade and 7th Grade (Homerooms - Mr. Bashier/Mr. Hubbert/Ms. Harlow) Counselor at Jones Valley Middle School. I am going into my third year of counseling. This is my second year at Jones Valley, and I am elated to be back. I am very passionate about working with young people. It is my goal to assist students in having a memorable, enjoyable, and most of all successful middle school experience. It is my duty to assist in the academic, career, and social/emotional development of our young scholars. This year will be very unique, and we are taking advantage of this opportunity to ensure that this is the best year yet!
My favorite quote is by Maya Angelou. She said "At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel." It is my goal to make every child at Jones Valley feel loved, important, and valued. Each and every one of you matter! We can't wait to see your smiling faces back in the building. In the meantime, please check out the tab labeled "2020-2021 Start of School Quick Links" to hopefully address some "Frequently Asked Questions." And as always, please feel free to reach out to me via email (email@example.com) anytime, or Google Voice (205-471-7289) Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
Phone: (205) 231-1046 or 205-767-3250
Degrees and Certifications:
MCAN, LPC, NCC, NCSC
Mr. Jonathan R Borden
Hello and welcome Jones Valley Middle School students, family and community to the 2020-2021 school year. I am the counselor for Mrs. Purifie, Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Rutledge seventh grade homeroom classes. Additionally, I serve as the counselor for all 8th graders at Jones Valley Middle Schoolers(JVMS). In my capacity as the counselor for the teachers and grade levels previously mentioned, I have the responsibility of serving as one of JVMS 504 coordinators for the same grade level classes and teachers noted. This is my second year as a counselor at JVMS and I have worked with families for over 24 years in education, social services and in various settings. I am pleased to have the charge of being able to continue to work with you and your children. Please note that my primary responsibilities are in the areas of academics, career development and personal/social emotional development.
As challenging as times are today, it can be quite the task to know which way(s) is or are best to pursue positive experiences for your (our) children. Please note that I am available for service to you and your children and I have and will continue to be available for any questions concerning your child(ren) career aspirations, social emotional needs and academic support via phone and school technology mediums such as zoom, schoology, clever and email. Please note that I am available Monday thru Thursday starting at 7:30am until 3:30 pm via phone, email or other social media means. My Phone Number is (205) 231-1046 ( School) or remotely at (205) 767-3250 and my email is JBorden@bhm.k12.al.us.
Finally, please make sure that as a student, parent or member of the community that you check in daily with the counselor webpage for updates to include 504 information and the process and videos etc.
To go or not to go, that is the question that can have you as students and parents concerned about the educational process going forward. We know this is the question on everyone’s minds. This has been an above all painful point, given the rich history of experiential learning in our school community. Here at JVMS we have embraced a new way of learning and communicating with you and your children during this time. Your children (our students) will continue the tradition of participating and embracing quality education with the use of social media and other educational technology avenues. Under the Guidance tab on the school website, information is given that will be of assistance in addressing concerns that come to mind. Please remain connected to the school website for additional information and updates.