Meet our School Counselors

Kellie Bowman - Cs-Hi​
Dept. Chair
417-625-5230 ext. 3012
Email: kelliebowman@joplinschools.org

Ms. Bowman serves as school counselor for JHS students whose last names begin with Cs-Hi.  Ms. Bowman also coordinates testing for the PSAT, ASVAB and EOC.  Ms. Bowman has spent over 20 years in education having served as a high school business teacher, varsity cheerleading coach, middle school teacher, and high school counselor.  Prior to coming to Joplin Schools, Ms. Bowman worked in Miami, OK and Webb City, MO.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University and her master’s degree from Pittsburg State University.



Jessica Burroughs Hj-Mi
417-625-5230 ext. 3010
Email:
jessicaburroughs@joplinschools.org

Ms. Burroughs serves as a school counselor for JHS students whose last names begin with Hj-Mi. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Central Missouri and her master's degree in secondary school counseling from Missouri State University.



Susan Day - A+ and Innovation Campus

417-625-5230 ext. 3005
Email: johannaday@joplinschools.org

Mrs. Day serves as school counselor for students in the Innovation Campus program and also coordinates the A+ Schools program.  She has spent over 30 years in education having served as a middle school counselor, vocational school counselor, and high school counselor.  Prior to coming to Joplin Schools, she worked as a counselor and psychological examiner in St. Louis.  A former Vocational School Counselor of the Year, Mrs. Day received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.



Charla Hamilton - A-Cr
 
417-625-5230 ext. 3023
Email: charlahamilton@joplinschools.org

Mrs. Hamilton serves as school counselor for JHS students whose last names begin with A-Cr. She coordinates a number of activities related to the Comprehensive Guidance Program. Mrs. Hamilton has spent over 20 years in education in Joplin and has held the positions of Middle School Computer Applications and Keyboarding Teacher and Middle School Counselor. Mrs. Hamilton graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor's degree in business education and from Pittsburg State University with a master's degree in school counseling. 


Jennifer Hancock Si-Z
417-625-5230 ext. 3011
Email: jenniferhancock@joplinschools.org

Mrs. Hancock serves as school counselor for JHS students whose last names begin with Si-Z. She has eight years of experience in education having served as a high school and elementary music teacher and school counselor. Prior to coming to Joplin Schools, Mrs. Hancock worked in Springfield, MO, and southeast Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University and her master’s degree from Pittsburg State University.



Marda Schroeder - Mj-Sh
417-625-5230 ext. 3025
Email: mardaschroeder@joplinschools.org

Ms. Schroeder serves as school counselor for JHS students whose last names begin with Mj-Sh. Ms. Schroeder has over 20 years of experience in education having served as a middle school teacher and middle school counselor. Prior to coming to Joplin Schools, Ms. Schroeder began her professional career in private sector sales and marketing in the Pacific Northwest. She received a bachelor's degree in speech (secondary education with health minor) from Washington State University. Her master's degree in counseling is from Pittsburg State University.   



Earlene White - Franklin Technology Center
417-625-5260 ext. 3204
Email:  earlenewhite@joplinschools.org

Ms. White serves as career/school counselor for FTC students from JHS, Carl Junction, Webb City, Sarcoxie, McAuley and College Heights. Ms. White is responsible for FTC student tours for all sending schools and also 5th and 8th grade tours. She also coordinates COMPASS Testing and WorkKeys. 

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