Herbert, Amanda (Counselor)

'Virtual Days' - My office hours will be from 9:00 - 11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00.  I can be reached via email every weekday from 9:00 - 4:00.

To contact me, please phone me during my office hours at (828) 407-0172 or email me at amanda.herbert@bcsemail.org. Third, fourth and fifth grade students can be in touch with me for distance advising using the above phone number. Please note that while the phone line is confidential it is not a secure forum for personal issues. If either parents or students wish to speak with me after my office hours, please leave me a voice mail and I will return the phone call on the following day. 

Learning Management System: I will be providing guidance instruction and materials via Google Classroom for third, fourth and fifth graders. Please email me for the code if you do not have it. Kindergarten through Second grade will be able to access my guidance materials via their teachers' See Saw account.  

I intend to provide extra resources and helpful links for students and for families  via this web page so please check for updates and additions.

Please let me know how I can be of any help during this time! 

I am so happy to be here at Bell! I became the  full-time school counselor at Bell in August 2019 after being the part-time school counselor at both Avery's Creek Elementary School and Fairview Elementary School for many years. It is so nice to have a permanent home and I am so glad that Bell is that place for me! I have a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Connecticut and a Masters of Education in School Counseling) from Western Carolina University.

I provide guidance lessons to all classrooms using the Second Step Social Emotional curriculum. I also offer individual and small group counseling to students who may need extra support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me in case I can be of any assistance at all to you or your child.