Phone: 828-297-2512


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Psychology - Wingate University MA in Community Counseling - Appalachian State University School Counseling License - Appalachian State University EdS in School Counseling - UNC Greensboro

Ms. Welch

Greetings!  I have been the school counselor at Mabel School for 15 years!  As the school counselor I run groups, facilitate whole school programming, individual student planning, parent programming, and classroom presentations.  I have served as the NC School Counseling Association President and currently sit on the following boards: NC School Counseling Strategic Leadership Team, Reach Higher Leadership Team, and the NC Public School Forum for Mental Health.  In addition, I am working with the Southern Regional  Education Board to write a module teaching counselors how to create a college going culture in Elementary Schools.  For the College Foundation of NC I facilitated Creating a College Going Culture in Middle Schools this past Winter and Spring.  In 2013 I was honored to represent NC as the Elementary School Counselor of the Year and in 2014 was a Semi Finalist for the American School Counselor of the Year.  I love the students, faculty, and staff at Mabel and can't imagine working anywhere else!