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Krista L. Bell

Mrs. Bell is a 1989 graduate of Elkhorn City High School.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Elementary Education from Pikeville College in 1993 and a Masters of Arts degree in Guidance Counseling in 1997.  In 2001, she completed a Rank I in Guidance Counseling and in 2009, a Rank I in Instructional Supervision.  This is her 10th year with Pike County Schools and her 4th as a Counselor.  Mrs. Bell and her husband, Tony, have 3 children--Jordyn Cheyenne Bell (17), Alexis Reagan Bell (15), and Anthony Garin Bell (4). 


The school counseling program is an essential and integral part of the overall education process.  The comprehension program is built on the foundation that certain education, career, and personal objectives are attainable when school counseling for all students is provided.  This implementation acknowledges that school counseling is no longer a service to be offered by one person, but a program coordinated with other resources in the school and community. 


We believe that all students have the right to be served by the school counseling program; the school counseling program should be consistent with expected developmental stages of learning; the school counseling program shall be managed by state certified counselors; and the student and parent(s) are responsible for monitoring the student's educational progress with the assistance of a professional school counselor.


The counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental program that address person/social development, academic success and career preparation in order to promote individual well;being and to help students become productive members of society.