School Counselor

Welcome to the Locust Fork High School Counseling website! 

The mission of the Locust Fork High School Counseling program is to prepare all students socially, academically, and emotionally for present and future challenges. Students have the opportunity to learn to understand self and others, to participate in educational and career exploration, and to pursue career planning opportunities in a safe, nurturing, and encouraging environment. The counselors work in a collaborative partnership with students, parents, teachers, and community members to empower students to reach their highest potential.

School Counselor
John Hughes
jhughes@blountboe.net
205-681-7846 ext. 13

My name is John Hughes. I have been the school counselor at Locust Fork High School for 26 years. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Samford University. I also have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from UAB. I received a Masters of Education Degree in Counselor Education from the University of Montevallo. I have also taken additional graduate counseling and school administration classes at the University of Alabama.

I have been married to my wife Angela for eight years. We have a five-year-old cocker spaniel named Sallie. 

The goal of the our office is to help students in their academic and social growth and facilitate the process for college and career growth. 

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School Counselor
Celia Hodnett, EDS, ALC, NCC
cchodnett@blountboe.net
205-681-7846 x7010

I am so proud to be the new Part-Time School Counselor at Locust Fork High School this year! While I mostly work with 7th and 8th grade students, my goal is to help any and all students, at any grade level, become stronger academically, personally, and socially. Furthermore, I want to support all students in their journey towards the college and/or career of their choice.

I am a graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling. I recently obtained my Education Specialist certificate in Counseling from The University of West Alabama.
I am blessed with a wonderful husband, three dogs, a cat, and a turtle.

I am at Locust Fork High School every Thursday and Friday and every other Monday.
You can find out more about what I do by viewing my brochure here.


Have a wonderful 2018-2019 school year!

Check out my monthly newsletters!
January 2019 - Introduction to the Counselor
February 2019 - The Importance of Parental Involvement
March 2019 - Depression and Anxiety
April 2019 - Swing Into Spring

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