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Alyssa Hall

School Counselor

Alyssa Hall is a licensed professional school counselor who holds a master of science degree in school and clinical counseling and an educational specialist degree in professional counseling. Her student services include individual meetings with students based on referrals, teaching character development classroom lessons and planning needs-based assemblies with guest speakers. Her role as the school counselor includes providing a trained listening ear to students, teaching self-care wellness tools to students when appropriate and referring students with on-going needs to mental health providers.

Cookie Newton

Family Life Coordinator

Cookie Newton has worked with students and families in the school setting for over 30 years, and 16 years of her experience have been at BA as the Family Life Coordinator. She is trained in the student assistance model where she provides resources and support to families in order to provide the best environment to help students reach their potential. Ms. Newton heads up Partnering with Parents events, Mom’s Bible Study, MAPP, and Advisory Groups, in addition to teaching an 8th grade life skills exploratory class. As the ninth grade chair, she works specifically with students transitioning from middle school to upper school. Her role includes providing resources and support to parents as each family unit navigates through the adolescent years.

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