Hello! My name is Julie Hoover. Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year! I am thrilled to be part of the MXR Family. This is my fourth year as a School Counselor at Madison Cross Roads. I am married to Chris Hoover, Harvest native and Alumni of this great school. I am from Tuscaloosa…Roll Tide! Chris and I have one daughter, Allie. She is a seventh grader this year. We also enjoy spending time with our two dogs: Sadie and Raider. I look forward to getting to know you and your children this year as I dive into the wonderful work we do to ensure student success. I plan to continue the long-standing legacy of providing a welcoming, loving environment were learning takes place.
- Grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL
- Graduated HS from Tuscaloosa County High
- University of Alabama-Bachelors’ Degree in Special Education
- University of West Alabama—Masters’ Degree in School Counseling
- Collaborative Special Education Teacher-Sparkman High (7 years)
- High School Guidance Counselor-Sparkman High (2 years)
- Madison County High-Resource Room Sped. Teacher
- Madison County Elementary-Resource Room Sped. Teacher
- Bob Jones High School- Self Contained ED Teacher
- Be Proactive: Teach new skills, knowledge, provide examples of appropriate and inappropriate behaviors and expectations that will help students grow academically, socially and emotionally.
- Career Development: Expose elementary students to career fields they can strive for in the future that match their interests and talents.
- Small Group: These are necessary in order to meet individual students that are struggling with the same issues, such as divorce, parents serving away in the military or death. Small groups help students’ better cope with difficult transitions in their life.
- Be visible: It is my mission to provide and warm, familiar face to our students, faculty and community and build relationships to aid in student success and happiness at school.
- Encourage and Listen: I want to provide a safe place for children to come to so they can share and be heard, feel safe and be encouraged to work hard and be their best.
- Fun: I think school counseling at the elementary level should be interactive, creative and fun. I love to incorporate funny books (Julia Cook), music, dance, puppets, and multisensory activities while teaching guidance lessons. This is important in order to reach all learning styles and keep the students guessing. J
- Collaboration: My Co counselor, faculty, parents, and community stakeholders have knowledge to help me grow and improve my work. I want to learn from others, try new things and always change for the better!
Looking Forward to a great school year!!