•                                               Avon Middle School South Guidance Department
    Who is my child's counselor?
    The counselors at Avon MS South rotate grade levels in order to continue with their group of students from 7th to 8th grade. This year Mrs. Baughn will be the 7th grade counselor and, Mr. Quirke will continue with last year's 7th grade students as the 8th grade counselor.

    Mrs. Baughn works with students in the 7th grade ~ kmbaughn@avon-schools.org
    Mr. Quirke works with students in the 8th Grade ~ paquirke@avon-schools.org
    Mrs. Stewart is the Guidance Office secretary ~ psstewart@avon-schools.org


    What do students have to do to see to see a counselor?

    Students may stop in the guidance office and sign up to see their counselor. If the counselor is unavailable at that time, the student will be called down as soon as possible. Parents and/or teachers may also request that a student meet with their guidance counselor. The school counselor will call down those students who have been referred to them as soon as possible.


    What are some of the reasons a student comes to see the counselor?

    Students may see the counselor for academic reasons. These may include problems with their schedule or difficulty in a class. They may also see their counselor for personal reasons such as a conflict with another student, problems between friends, stress, or family problems. Overall, anything that might interfere with the student doing his or her job at school is a reason to come to the Guidance Department.

    Meet Your Counselor

     Paul Quirke
    Hi, I am Paul Quirke. I am starting my 22nd year as a guidance counselor for the Avon CommunitySchool Corporation. I spent my first five years as an elementary school counselor in Avon before moving to Avon Middle School. I also completed my year long internship at Avon High School before being hired as an elementary counselor. I grew up in Michigan where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. I then moved to Indiana to earn my master’s degree in Counseling/Counselor Education from Indiana University. My time is spent announcing, watching, and attending sporting events; playing golf or bowling; and relaxing.
     Kasey Baughn
    Hello, My name is Kasey Baughn, one of the counselor at Avon Middle School South. After graduating from Ben Davis High School in Wayne Township, I attended Indiana University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I completed my bachelor’s degree, and I immediately started graduate school for Counseling/Counselor Education to become a School/Guidance counselor. While attending classes for my graduate degree, I worked as in intern for Avon Middle School for the 2005-2006 school year. At the end of the school year, I was offered a position as a school counselor for the following 2006-2007 school year. I am very proud to say that I am still working for the Avon CommunitySchool Corporation. Moreover, I am glad to be serving the students of Avon Middle School South.