West McDowell Middle School

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Hello and welcome to West McDowell Middle School! My name is Chris Kirby and I am excited to be one of your counselors for this 7th year in a row!  For the 2017-2018 year, I will again be working with West McDowell 6th graders as well as all of the students at Foothills Community School housed on the campus of West Middle.  A little about me:  I was a student roaming these very halls back in 1986, 1987, and 1988. I grew up in Marion and graduated from McDowell High School in 1991. I attended McDowell Technical Community College where I earned my Associate of Arts in Photography, then I went to UNC-Asheville where I earned my Bachelors in psychology. After that, I went to Western Carolina University where I earned my advanced masters degree in School Counseling. I hope your 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade years at West Middle and FCS are fun and filled with wonder and learning!  Please feel free to come see me if you need anything. I love having visitors and I really enjoy getting the chance to work with students of West McDowell Middle and Foothills Community School.