Meet the Counselor!

Tabitha Kelley
M.S. Mental Health & School Counseling

Tabitha Kelley is a dedicated and experienced school counselor, bringing her passion for mental health and education to Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School in Gary, Indiana. With over a decade of experience in the field, Tabitha has been a steadfast advocate for the well-being and academic success of students since 2008. Her commitment to fostering a safe and supportive environment for young minds has made her a respected figure in the education community.

In her role at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School, Tabitha works closely with students ranging from 5th to 8th grade, offering guidance and support to help them navigate the challenges of adolescence while also excelling in their academic pursuits. Tabitha's compassionate and empathetic approach to counseling creates a nurturing space where students can openly express their concerns and work towards personal growth. Her goal at Lake Ridge New Tech Middle Schoolis to empower young individuals, ensuring their holistic development. Tabitha's dedication to her role as a school counselor is not just a profession but a genuine calling to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the students and families she serves.

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