Welcome to Mrs. Kempes' Page!
My name is Lauren Kempes, and I am the School Counselor for Coal City Middle School. This is my 4th year at the middle school, but my 8th year in the district; I am entering my 12th 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 and Educational Leadership from St. Francis 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, daughter, family, friends, dogs, and traveling.