My name is Misti Southern and I am the school counselor here at River Oaks Middle School. I come to you from the great state of West Virginia, moving to North Carolina in 2006. I am a graduate of Fairmont State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Pyschology and a graduate of West Virginia University where I earned my Master of Arts degree in Counseling. I have worked as a Counselor at Mannington Middle School in West Virginia and at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School before coming to River Oaks.
I look forward to helping all students successfully transition into our school and back into their base schools at the appropriate times. It is my goal to help each student maximize their individual academic success by eliminating any boundary that may stand in their way. I will focus on the academic, career, and personal/social development through individual counseling, small group counseling, and classroom guidance. I am excited to be a part of their journey and to celebrate their successes along the way.
I have found that the most important thing I can do for students is to "Simply Listen." I look forward to an AWESOME year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at (919) 231-5604.