Counseling Department


Welcome to the Benton Middle School Counseling Department

Our Vision

The Benton Middle School Counseling Department envisions a data driven counseling program, allowing students to meet their potential as thriving members of the community by providing the best for every child, every day. Our students will leave here with the drive to continue to explore a variety of post-secondary opportunities and possess the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their fullest potential as thriving members of the community.  

Our Mission

Benton Middle School's counseling department provides a positive, nurturing and safe learning environment for all students to achieve to their fullest potential, both in school and in the community. By providing students with equitable access to our comprehensive counseling program we strive to set the foundation for each student to become competent, responsible citizens that can achieve their own academic, social/emotional, and career goals.

Counseling assignments for the 2023-24 SY

School Counselors are assigned based on students' last names. 

Registrar - Ms. Francis [email protected] 

School Parent Liaison: Ms. Esteban [email protected]

Counseling Director: Mrs. Gerdy  [email protected] 

I am so excited for this year at Benton Middle School. The kiddos are my number one priority and why I come to work each day. I believe in a strong, collaborative relationship between school, community, and families so please reach out to me with any concerns you may have or any feedback about the counseling department.

Email me! [email protected]



Community Resources

PWCS Mental Health Resources

Information for Rising 6th Grade Students