Welcome to the Bowman Primary School Counseling Office

Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Jones

School Counselor: Melissa Jones, M.S. in School Counseling 

1st Grade - KG (Garuccio, M. Johnson, Kindell, Holden)

Mrs. Jones’s goal is to help students succeed in the areas of academics, social/personal development and career awareness by working with them one-on-one, in groups and in the classroom setting. Mrs. Jones views her role as a partnership with teachers, staff and parents. She believes educators can serve students best when we work as a team.  

Mrs. Jones has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Lee University in Psychology. She also earned her Master’s of Science in School Counseling from Lee University. Mrs. Jones is a Lebanon High School graduate.



Miss. Chandler

Miss. Chandler

School Counselor: Kelli Chandler, M.Ed. School Counseling 

2nd Grade, KG (Housley, Strawser, K. Johnson, Young)

 Miss Chandler's goal is to support all students in their development across three domains including social/emotional learning, academic achievement, and career awareness. She meets the needs of students by offering individual and group counseling as well as monthly classroom guidance lessons. Miss Chandler values building meaningful relationships with students, parents, and staff in order to best support each child. She works to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere that is full of unbounded opportunities to unlock each student's fullest potential. 

Miss Chandler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wright State University. She also earned her Master's of Education in School Counseling from Wright State University. Miss Chandler is a Centerville High School graduate. 

What do the School Counselors do at Bowman Primary? 

The School Counselor is here to help students with:

  • Building social skills

  • Setting goals and decision making

  • Feeling good about one’s self 

  • Developing coping skills to manage feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.) 

  • Dealing with family issues

  • Bullying and conflict resolution 

 Services Provided: 

  • Classroom Presentations- Friendship/Bullying, Coping Skills, Safety Talks  

  • Group Counseling (social skills, coping skills, grief, changing families, etc.) 

  • Brief Solution-Focused Counseling 

*Please note school counselors do not provide therapy.

  • Parent Consultations 

  • School-based Therapy and Community Resource Referrals 

*Referrals for school-based therapy and outside counseling services are available for children experiencing grief, divorce, family separation, deployment, or mental health concerns.  Please contact Mrs. Jones or Mrs. Webb for more information regarding available community resources.

 Career Awareness:

Community Readers 

Art Models

Vehicle Day

Chairperson of the CARE Team which manages:

Special Outreach

Teen Tutors from LHS

Neediest Kids of All

Whiz Kids

Our School Counselors serve on the RTI(Response to Intervention) team.  They are also the Section 504 Plan Coordinators for their grade levels.

How does my child see the School Counselor?

Self Referral

Teacher Referral

Caregiver Referral

Principal Referral


If you have questions about the counseling program at Bowman Primary School, please call Melissa Jones, 513-934-5808 or Kelli Chandler at 513-934-5871 or email at jones.melissa@lebanonschools.org or chandler.kelli@lebanonschools.org