Iron Bowl 2012
Iron Bowl 2012
Karen  Clayton
Counselor

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Karen Clayton

Go to the Guidance section under the Academics heading on the Liberty website

for counseling information and to sign up for various information avenues. 

 

This year I'm using Remind101, a safe and private app that allows me to send text and email updates about important counseling information. 

 To sign up to get messages:

7th Grade Parents click here

7th Grade Students click here

8th Grade Parents click here 

8th Grade Students click here

Follow me:

Twitter: @lmscounselor

Instagram: lmscounselor

I grew up near Phil Campbell, AL and graduated from Phil Campbell High School. After living in the Tuscaloosa area for more than 20 years, no one was more surprised than me to be living in North Alabama again. I am enjoying living closer to my family and the "mountains" of North Alabama. 

The tornado that hit Tuscaloosa on April 27 has probably shaped my school counseling more than any other experience. I was the counselor at Alberta Elementary when the school was destroyed. The entire Alberta community was affected with much of it completely leveled. 

I am married to Brian Clayton and we have two sons, Battle and Landers. Brian works in the Madison City School System and the boys attend Madison City Schools too. All of us (including our miniature schnauzer Peyton) are dedicated Alabama fans. Football Saturdays are thoroughly enjoyed at our house. 

I am thrilled to be at Liberty Middle School working with the students. Every second in a middle school is interesting. I love this age group.  I firmly believe (and keep finding data to back me up) that the transition to middle school is the most difficult of all school transitions. Parents, you just thought kindergarten was hard! It is kind of tough for the kids too, but parents get the brunt of it. At this age the students turn to their friends, and away from their parents. This can make parents feel left out of the school experience as the children work to gain their independence. While this is developmentally appropriate, it can be hard for parents. Trust me, I know. My son is in 7th grade this year. I want to help your family in this time of transition.

It's an exciting time here at Liberty Middle School. I am having a great time seeing students learn and grow. Go Lions & Roll Tide!!!