Leona Bishop, NCSC, LPC-S


Raising Titans Right! 

It is my pleasure to work with the Titan Family and to welcome Mrs. Abraham to the counseling team here at ASE.  She will work with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and some 1st grade classes.  I will work with all of 2nd grade and the rest of the 1st grade classes; McArthur, McLellan, Melichar, Moss, Noble, Tompkins, and Trammel. 

My aspiration is to create an environment where teachers love to teach and students volunteer to learn.  For more than a decade, Mrs. Bishop has researched, implemented, and shared Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) strategies that have yielded a positive school climate and improved school performance levels. I began my collegiate career at Tougaloo College, where I earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Delta State University in my hometown of Cleveland, Mississippi, is where I earned both both my Masters and Specialist Degrees in counseling.

photo Mrs. Bishop Experience gained working with parents, educators, and community adopters have has earned me numerous awards including Outstanding Educator by Parents for Public Schools, the Spirit of Safety Award given by the College of Life Long Learning at Jackson State University and the Governor's Golden Achievement Award for Outstanding Partnerships presented by Mississippi Partners in Education. 

"Working at Ann Smith gives me an opportunity to impact the lives of our youngest leaders of tomorrow to instill a passion for learning and a joy of belonging to a school family, which seems so fundamental for lifelong success."  

My vision for school counseling is to create a safe place for students to learn and practice pro-social skills such as empathy, self-management, and problem solving in order to become productive citizens, today. I will provide individual, small group, and classroom guidance throughout the year.  Referrals may be made by teachers and/or parents.  So, if you have any concerns, don't hesitate to contact us.  We are available and willing to make this day and everyday a GREAT DAY TO BE A TITAN!