Welcome to the Middle School Counseling Page! I am Dana Stewart, and this is my 21st year at UMS-Wright Preparatory School.  My responsibilities on campus are varied, and listed below are just a few:

- Conduct individual and small group counseling sessions to help students deal with personal and academic difficulties.

- Mediate conflicts among students to help them develop positive, peaceful solutions.

- Facilitate parent/teacher conferences.

- Organize the Iowa and CogAt Standardized tests in the spring.

- Facilitate classroom discussions on issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure, test anxiety, etc.

- Implement the Middle School Advisory Program.  Some Advisory topics are being proactive, setting goals, prioritizing, building and maintaining healthy relationships, being optimistic, learning to listen, working together, improving communication, embracing moral standards, adopting manners, showing respect, and thinking positively.

- Schedule all middle school students.

- Help middle school students decide which electives to take.

- Help eighth grade students decide to choose the college prep or the honors track for upper school.

My main goal is to guide the middle school students through these difficult years so that they gain a positive sense of self.  I hope that the middle school students will be able to look back on the experiences that they have had and be able to make positive choices when necessary.

In addition to my counseling responsibilities, I am also the Assistant Academic Dean.  I work with the Academic Dean, Dr. Keith Rice, to make decisions on curriculum.  I work closely with our middle school teachers to implement innovative approaches to “educating our students to their highest potential.”


If you need me, please feel to contact me at 470-9041 or


Mrs. Dana Stewart
Middle School Counselor
Assistant Academic Dean








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