• Welcome to the Curtis Middle School Counselors Website!

    Loren Clanton

    Counselor for students in alpha range, A-G

    Crystal Wright 

    Counselor for students in alpha range, H-O
    972-236-9082 (disregard the incorrect greeting at this time - this is the correct extension)

    Trebreh Benjamin

    Counselor for students in alpha range, P-Z

    Derrick Sledge  MS, LCDC, LPC-S

    Middle School Support Counselor

    The mission of Curtis Middle School’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. In partnership with educators, families and community, Curtis Middle School’s counseling program facilitates the support system to ensure all Curtis students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to realize their full potential.


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    While it is important that a student's conversations with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality does have its limitations. According to the American School Counselor Association's Ethical Standards for School Counselors, counselors must "keep information confidential unless legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed or a breach is required to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to the student."(American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2010).


    The most frequent type of breaches include a student verbalizing the following:

    1. Verbal, Physical or Sexual Abuse
    2. Neglect
    3. A desire to harm him/herself
    4. A desire to harm someone else
    5. An unreported sexual assault



    American School Counselor Association. Ethical Standards for School Counselors. American School Counselor Association, n.d.Web. 19 March 2013 <http://www.counselors.k12.sd.us/ethics.html>