Parker, Liz (School Counselor)

Liz Parker, Hominy Valley School Counselor      

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My name is Liz Parker, and this is my fourteenth year as the school counselor at Hominy Valley. I grew up in Virginia, but I went to college here in North Carolina at Wake Forest University, where I studied Anthropology and Spanish literature. Go Deacs! After college I spent time working and studying in Spain and Guatemala. I worked for three years as a middle school Spanish teacher before getting my MS in Counseling and Human Development at Radford University in 2007. In 2012 I received my National Board certification. I love being a counselor and working with a diverse group of kids! When I am not at school, I enjoy biking, hiking, crossword puzzles, and spending time with my charming husband and two sons.

As a counselor I interact with students in multiple contexts. I teach monthly guidance lessons on a variety of topics, including bullying, emotional awareness, skills for learning, problem-solving, and career exploration. I also work with students individually or in small groups on issues such as grief and loss, family changes, self-esteem, coping with stress, and solving problems. These students are referred to me by teachers, parents, or by themselves. If you are a parent and you feel that your child would benefit from working with me, please contact me and let me know. If you are a student and you need to talk, leave me a note in the box on my door, and I'll try to talk to you as soon as I can! 

Do you need to reach me during virtual learning days? If so, look at the tab to the left to find out more!