Great DayJ ! I am Mrs. Miranda Porter, and it is a blessing and an honor to serve our Highland School Family as a Professional School Counselor. My goal is to work with students, faculty and staff, parents, and the community to help provide our Titans with a safe and positive environment to excel academically as well as practice prosocial skills such as empathy, self-management, and problem-solving in order to become productive citizens.
I have over five years of experience as an Educator. I began my collegiate career at University of Southern Mississippi, where I earned a B.S. in Community Planning and Development with a Minor in Child & Family Studies. Mississippi College is where I earned both my M.S. in Marriage & Family Counseling and Ed.S. in School Counseling. Prior to completing my collegiate career, I had the opportunity to complete my Internship here with Mrs. Tumminello which allowed me the privilege of getting to know the school community that we serve here at Highland. I have been married to my loving husband for over 16 years, I’m a proud Titan Parent of three wonderful daughters and I am passionate about helping people to be better today than they were yesterday! I’m a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have also worked as a Mental Health Therapist, providing intensive in-home behavioral health counseling services, and I have a wealth of other experiences I believe lend as assets to me being the Counselor I am today.
I am excited about the wonderful things happening at Highland as we are growing and learning! Please contact me if your child should be receiving any special services such as Gifted, Speech, SPED, or ELL and they are not being served. I provide individual, small group, and classroom guidance throughout the year. Referrals may be made by Teachers or Parents. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact the Counselor. I will be glad to assist you in any way I can J.
“It’s a Great Day. .to be A Titan!”