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East Union celebrates school counselors

East Union is fortunate to have excellent school counselors, one for each grade level.  Zulma Weste serves 8th grade students, Cindy Price is the 7th grade counselor, and Misty Tarlton works with 6th grade.

Ms. Weste is in her 17th year as a school counselor with 15 of those years working for Union County Public Schools. She started her career with UCPS at East Union in 2005 and worked there for five years. She then went on to work at Monroe Middle and Marshville Elementary. In 2018, she had the opportunity to return to EUMS. What she loves about East Union is the students.  She says they are curious, brave, and inspire her every day. She also enjoys the diversity in our student population which provides her with different perspectives on life.

Ms. Price is in her 25th year with UCPS and her 18th year as a school counselor. When asked about her job, Price says, "I decided to become a school counselor to positively change the lives of my students.  I believe it is important to provide a safe place for students and staff to come when they need support.  I enjoy working with our students and their families and helping them achieve their goals.  I am thankful for the opportunity to help meet the social-emotional needs of our students and staff."

Ms. Tarlton is in her 20th year with UCPS.  She was a PE teacher for 18 years and has been a school counselor for two years. She decided to become a school counselor to be able to have a positive impact on students lives and help them reach their goals.  Ms. Tarlton wants students to know that they have someone who believes in them and will support them.  She says, "I am blessed with the opportunity to work at East Union and give back to my community."

Clearly, the counselors at East Union are driven by their desire to support students and positively guide them through their middle school years.  They provide for students and staff alike, and they love their school and community.  Thank you, Ms. Weste, Ms. Price, and Ms. Tarlton, for all you do for EUMS!