Introduction to the School Counseling Department

Ricki Perry - School Counselor Mrs. Perry received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas before completing her master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Virginia. Mrs. Perry is licensed in school counseling for grades PreK - 12, and she is a Nationally Certified Counselor. In addition to managing the Nelson Middle School Counseling Program, Mrs. Perry wears several hats at NMS, including Child Study Chair, 504 Coordinator and VTSS . Outside of work, Mrs. Perry enjoys gardening, camping, hiking, kayaking,and spending time with family.

Contact Information

Ricki Perry, M.Ed., N.C.C.

School Counselor 434-263-4801 Available to students and/or parents via Google Meet, Phone and In-Person (socially distant/masks required) Please make appointment in advance by contacting me at phone number/email listed above. Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

NMS School Counseling Mission & Vision

NMS School Counseling Mission: The school counseling program at Nelson Middle school will provide service, support and advocacy for all students, parents, teachers and administrators to create an atmosphere that promotes lifelong learning. This is accomplished through core curriculum classroom lessons, small groups, individual student planning, and responsive services that are reflective of the data derived about our students’ needs.

NMS School Counseling Vision: Nelson Middle School will foster students who become skilled, responsible, and productive citizens. They will be ready for the rigor of high school and excited about the career and college opportunities ahead of them. The comprehensive school counseling program at Nelson Middle School will empower all students to realize and reach for their full potential and make a positive difference in the world around them.

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How to Get Prepared for Middle School

Welcome Rising 6th Grade Students! Each year, we are very excited to see our rising 6th graders at Nelson Middle School. Here are some additional resources to help you with the transition to our school and to middle school life in general! Please know that your teachers, administrators and staff will be here to assist you through your transition to middle school. If you have any questions or need help with anything, just let us know and we will be happy to assist you!