Betsy Jones- Director of Counseling
My time outside of Rock Bridge is usually spent with friends and family (my husband, Austin, and two little boys, Maxwell (Max) and Charlie), baking (especially chocolate chip cookies), reading, or catching up on some of my favorite TV shows. I also love traveling, both within the U.S. and internationally. I have taken several trips to Europe on my own and with students and Austin and I took our boys to Hong Kong this past summer to visit his brother and sister-in-law! It was amazing and I learned that 15 hours on an airplane with a 4 year old and a 1 year old isn't as scary as you'd think ;)
I have lived in Columbia, MO since 1996 and have been working in the mental health field since 1998. I graduated from Mizzou in 2000 and began working full time as a Certified Recreation Therapy Specialist at Mid-MO Mental Health Center. I went back to school to complete my Masters in Education- Counseling and have been working as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2009. I have been with Columbia Public Schools as an Outreach Counselor since Fall of 2012 and am proud to work with such dedicated staff and amazing students. I provide individual, crisis, and group counseling in the school setting in addition to family consultation and mediation between students when needed. Contact me anytime about community resources, referrals, and mental health issues.
My favorite way to spend my time is with my family and friends. My daughter is 5 and she is AMAZING. We love to stay busy going to the park or the pool, singing, dancing, cooking, reading, watching movies, fairy-gardening, biking, party planning, crafting, and in general being silly. When I get a chance to relax, I love some quiet reading time on the deck or listening to music with my husband.
I look forward to working with the Rock Bridge students, staff, and families this year! Come by and say, “Hi!”
HI! I have been a counselor at Rock Bridge since the fall of
2003, coming just down Providence from Mizzou. I thoroughly enjoy being at Rock
Bridge, which is a totally different place than any other high school I have
seen. I hope the students take part of all the opportunities they have here for
academics and for fun (I’ve enjoyed some myself –just check out this link for
my fun at the Golden Cow competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7mjsPppI14)
Along with my position as a counselor, I have been the Head Girl’s Golf Coach
since the fall of 2005.
Outside of Rock Bridge, here are a few details about me:
I am a bit different than most other counselors, in that I
have a classroom, along with an office—so stop by to say hi (Room 334).
Sharon McDaniel - Nurse's Secretary
Joe Collier - Home School Communicator
Home-School Communications: 573-214-3116