• Meet Your Counselor

    Ms. Bodek

     Laura Nickels



    Hi!  I've been a school counselor for 15+ years and, while I've been a counselor in elementary, middle and high school, I have a special love for middle school students.  So much growth happens in middle school and I enjoy helping student navigate through the exciting waters of these three years. I have two boys of my own and appreciate seeing the school journey from the counseling perspective, as well as, the parent perspective.  

    I graduated from James Madison University with my Bachelor's degree and George Mason University with my Master's degree in school counseling and have been a counselor ever since.  From walking wide eyed kindergartners to class to calling my students' names as they walked across the stage for graduation, I have done it all.  One of the most exciting things about being a counselor is that you never know what your day is going to bring you!

    Whether it's hiking, camping, walking my dogs, or just laying in my hammock - I love being outside.  One of my favorite activities is sitting on the front porch on a nice evening either reading a book or conversing with friends and neighbors. I love both the mountains and the beach so N.C. is a perfect place to live.  I enjoy taking pictures, traveling, and meeting new people. 


    "We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace"

    -Peggy Tabor Millin