• Name: Courtney D. Hughes
    Title: Middle School Counselor
    Phone: (417) 256-6150 Ext. 4205
    *I can be tough to reach by telephone because I am often working with students, so the best means of communication is e-mail. When e-mailing, be sure to include the name of your student and a detailed message. I will get back with you as soon as possible.


  • Undergraduate Study:
    Missouri State University-
    Associate of Science in General Studies
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    Graduate Study:
    Evangel University-
    Master of Science in School Counseling
    Years @ West Plains R7 Schools: 11


  • Providing Responsive Services to help students deal with both academic and social needs. 
    Providing Classroom Guidance when possible.
    Providing Group Counseling when possible.
    Scheduling both new and existing students.
    Processing Gifted referrals.
    Building-wide Testing Coordinator.

About Me

  • I've worked in the West Plains R-VII District for the past 11 years. I taught 8th grade Literature for five years, worked as an educational diagnostician for one year, worked as a MS/HS counselor for one year, and then landed my dream job as the primary Middle School Counselor. I can truly say we have a fantastic team here at WPMS.

    I've been married to my husband, Jason, for 12 years. We live in West Plains with our 7-year-old son, Jax, and 5-year-old daughter, Sadie Lou. During my free time I enjoy being with my family, getting outdoors, and traveling.
    I enjoy getting to work with 5th through 8th graders. The middle school years can be difficult, so I love doing my part to help ensure it's a smooth transition.