Welcome to Mrs. Kempes' Page!
My name is Lauren Kempes, and I am the School Counselor for Coal City Middle School. This is my 2nd year at the middle school, but my 6th year in the district; I am entering my 10th year in education. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from the University of Illinois and my Master's Degree in School Counseling from Indiana University.
My mission as a school counselor is to assist students with academic achievement, social/emotional learning, and career exploration. I work individually with students, in groups, and support staff, as needed. The best time to reach me via phone is before or after school, but I am available throughout the day via email. Please feel free to contact me, and I will assist you to my best ability.
When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends, dogs (Bella and Spencer), traveling, exercising, attending sporting events (Go Cubs!!), and shopping.