Meet the Middle School Counselor - Sharita Lampkin

My name is Sharita M. Lampkin and I am the Middle School Counselor here at Las Américas ASPIRA Academy. This is my sixth year at ASPIRA Academy and my 17th year as a Public School Educator and Counselor. Prior to ASPRIA Academy, I worked as a middle school math teacher in the Appoquinimink School District, the Cecil County Public School district and the Warren County Public School district in Georgia. In addition, I have worked as a Social Worker in the state of Illinois and in the city of Philadelphia. My experiences have given me a unique perspective to assist our student population in achieving their educational goals. I have always had a passion for education and learning. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science from Fort Valley State University. Upon graduation, I enrolled in Lincoln University where I received a Master of Education degree. I also hold an additional Master of Education degree in School Counseling from Wilmington University.

 

I live in Middletown Delaware and I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. My daughter is an honor student at the University of Alabama and a sprinter on the University’s track and field team. I have one middle school age son who plays football for the M.O.T. Youth Football and Cheer Organization and a son who is an athletic college graduate from the University of South Carolina. I am a sport’s mom who enjoys watching my children compete in their respective sport.

School Closure:
Many of you may be feeling increased stress and anxiety about the current health crisis. There will updated information and resources posted regularly on my website and grade level schoology pages which are listed below. The counseling team at ASPIRA academy is available to you and your student while the school is closed. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Website: https://sites.google.com/aspiraacademy.org/mrs-lampkin-counseling-corner/home
Schoology pages: https://app.schoology.com/login?destination=group%2F2338921963
6th grade access code: 33D3-87NX-KXT25
7th grade access code: WPVK-JHZS-H3GJJ
8th grade access code: 8Z6T-XDCD-SJ4HK8
 
Additional resources:
Talking to your kids about the coronavirus
Child Mind Institute: Coping during COVID_19 resources for parents
Coping skills activity
Child Mind Institute: Supporting Families During COVID-19
Collection of strategies to help students or are worried about the Coronavirus
Common sense media: Helping families de-stress during the Coronavirus uncertainty
Calm Videos for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation - https://app.www.calm.com/meditate
Progressive muscle relaxation video for kids
Confident parents confident kids – Supporting your Kid’s Emotional, Social and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic