The Taylor Middle School counselors believe in providing a learning environment for the "whole child," which include receiving developmental skills in academics, career, and healthy social and emotional skills. School counseling involves the use of preventive and developmental counseling to teach students communication skills, coping strategies, probelm solving, and skills in helping with interpersonal relationships. We feel we must be cognizant of the rapidly changing needs of the pre-adolescent and adolescent child. Children at this age are sensitive to identify struggles, difficulties with balancing the demands of academic, career, and social efficacy, and autonomy development. Our goal is to help each student develop into a productive citizen and a lifelong learner.