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Counselor's Corner

Counselor's Corner

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How to Reach Us

Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Phone: 752-8926


Scott 2 Guidance and Counseling Services are the guides that help students navigate their educational path to success. Our team of professionally trained school counselors can provide resources to help prepare students for the future. 

Scottsburg Middle School counseling program has received the Gold Star & Ramp School Counseling Awards. Schools that have obtained the Indiana Gold Star status have demonstrated that they have a comprehensive and accountable school counseling and guidance program, aligned to Indiana School Counselor and Student Standards, as well as national (ASCA) standards.

The primary goal of the department is to:

  • Help create a safe school environment where children can learn
  • Coordinate referrals to outside agencies
  • Help design interventions to enhance student success
  • Help parents, teachers, administrators in learning how to meet the needs of all students

Counselors help students by:

  • Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community
  • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities
  • Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as healthy decision making, resolving conflicts and respecting others
  • Working collaboratively with students, parents and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning
  • Supporting students by teaching skills for achieving success
  • Counseling with students individually and in groups
  • Providing support during personal crisis

How does a student get to see a School Counselor?

  • Self-referral- they can ask to see a counselor for themselves.
  • Request of the counselor- a counselor may request to see a student.
  • Parent/caregiver referral - parents can call, email, or meet with a counselor to ask a counselor to see their student.
  • Principal, teacher, or other staff referral - if a staff member is concerned about a student, they may ask the counselor to see them.
  • Referral by friend(s) - sometimes friends worry about their friend and may want to help them by reaching out to the school counselor.


We believe that every student has a right to access services provided by their school counselor. If a parent/caregiver does not want their student meeting with a counselor, they must inform the school principal. If the counselor feels they need to work with a student on an ongoing basis or in a small group, parents will be notified and asked permission. Permission can be withdrawn at any time by parent/caregiver request. Counseling and guidance services are available to all students.


Meet Our SMS School Counseling & Guidance Staff

Jane Naugle, School Counselor, HeadshotJane Naugle
School Counselor


Ms. Naugle has been at SCSD2 since 2005 and a guidance counselor at SMS since 2007. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Bible from Kentucky Christian College and taught math and science in Kentucky and at Salem High School before earning her Master’s degree in counseling from IUS in 2003. Outside of school, Ms. Naugle is both an actor and director at her local community theater. She also enjoys cooking and spending time outside.





Holly Asdell, School Counselor, HeadshotHolly Asdell
School Counselor


A 1996 graduate of SHS, Ms. Asdell came to SCSD2 in 2009 after working at Schneck Medical Center as an oncology social worker and patient services case manager, as a case manager for the Department of Child Services, and as a therapist for Counseling and Evaluation Center. Before joining the SMS staff in the 2017-18 school year, she served as an elementary counselor in the district. Ms. Asdell earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville. One hobby she loves in her free time is photography.




Jane Ross Smith
School Social Worker


Ms. Smith joined the SMS staff as a social worker in February 2021. She brings a wealth of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, behavioral therapist, a home-based therapist, a trainer and teacher to SMS. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Anderson University in Secondary Education and Social Studies and her Master’s degree from IUPUI in Social Work. The most unusual job title she has held was “Queen” at Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach SC. She and her husband moved to Scottsburg in 2015 and now claim it as their home. She loves to camp, boat, swim, travel, listen to music and hang out with her husband and puppy.