Kari TaggartSchool Counselortaggartk@bcsc.k12.in.us(812) 376-4386Meet Ms. Taggart:Ms. Kari Taggart is the 7th grade counselor for the 2022-23 school year.
Sharon WilliamsSchool Counselorwilliamssh@bcsc.k12.in.us(812) 376-4386Meet Ms. Williams:Ms. Sharon Williams is the 8th grade counselor for the 2022-23 school year. Ms. Williams is in her ninth year at Central and has over 20 years of experience in community service. She has worked for the YMCA and other community organizations, focusing her energy on helping children, youth and families be successful in their relationships with one another.
Dean of Students
(812) 376-4289Meet Ms. Deweese:Ms. Heather Deweese is the Dean of Students at Central. This is Ms. Deweese's 18th school year with BCSC. During most of that time, she worked as a counselor at the elementary level. She loved the transition to the middle school dean's office! Her goal is to support a safe, positive learning environment for all students and staff.
SO WHAT DO THE COUNSELORS DO ALL DAY?Counselors provide a comprehensive, developmental program for all students. This includes helping students building personal and social skills, become the best students academically they can be, and help students prepare for whatever their futures may hold. How do they do this? By helping students make a smooth transition to the middle school and from year to year. They provide classroom guidance lessons that are aligned with the Indiana Student Standards for Guidance. These standards are voluntary and considered by the state to be essential for student preparation for college and the workforce. Counselors also work with students individually and in small groups on pertinent issues. Consultation with teachers, administrators, and parents is focused on helping students be successful. All information shared with a counselor remains confidential unless there may be a potential harm to the student or others.
Officer Bernard Sims
Student Resource Officer (SRO)
The SRO is involved in a variety of functions:
● As a visible, active law enforcement figure on campus dealing with any law-related
● As a classroom resource for instruction in the following areas: law related education,
violence diffusion, safety programs, alcohol and drug prevention, crime prevention, and
● As a member of the faculty and administrative team working hand in hand to solve
problems in the school community.
● As a resource for the students enabling them to be associated with a positive law
enforcement figure in the student’s environment.
● As a resource for teachers, parents, and students for law related concerns and
● As a counseling resource in areas that may affect the educational environment and
may be law related.