About

The Counseling & Guidance Department at MJHS is available to help students, parents, and teachers develop positive learning experiences. The program consists of a variety of services and activities, including individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultation, group guidance, information services, and student assessment.

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jared W Bowman and I am very happy to be your new school counselor! I come to MJHS by way of JBS Mental Health Authority. Since 2009 I have been working in the non-profit mental health world, most recently through a grant with the St. Clair County School System called Project C.O.P.E. During my time with Project C.O.P.E. I was an outpatient therapist providing therapy to students in St. Clair County Schools. When the opportunity to join the staff here at Moody Jr. High presented itself, I jumped at it. I have always had a love for education. I have a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from Bob Jones University and a masters in Counselor Education from Jacksonville State University. Prior to working for JBS Mental Health, I was a special education co-teacher/case manager at Pell City High School from 2006-2009. I am married to my lovely wife, Lindsey, and we are expecting our first child, Beatrice Quimby (pics to follow), at the beginning of October. When I am not at school I am usually at home herding cats, watching music videos on YouTube, or indulging in really lame Reality TV.

My goal as school counselor is to work with the students here to help them become the best versions of themselves possible. This philosophy fits right in with the faculty, staff, and administration at MJHS as well as with the leadership of the St. Clair County School System. Together we can Prepare Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

me and wife

The counselor’s office is located in the main office, and appointments can be scheduled by calling (205) 640-2040 or emailing jared.bowman@sccboe.org.

Twitter: MJHS_Counseling

MJHS Counseling and Guidance Mission Statement

Every student has the right to experience respect and dignity as a human being and to benefit from the counseling and guidance services.

Every student has the right to participate in activities that promote self-direction and self-development.

Every student has the right to make choices and accept responsibility for choices made.

Every student has the right to participate in a comprehensive school counseling and guidance program designed to assist all students in attaining their maximum potential in academic, career, and personal and social development.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” ~Dr. Seuss

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