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katarina stevenson, counselor

Dr. T. Jai Rogers,

Sixth Grade
Discovery Team


It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the newest School Counselor at Johnson Traditional Middle School. My name is Dr. T. Jai Rogers and it is an honor to be able to serve and support the students, faculty, staff, and parents of JTMS while continuing to remove barriers for our future generation of leaders. I received my Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from the University of Louisville and completed my Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bellarmine University. With over 5 years of counseling experience in both the school and private setting, my counseling philosophy is to ensure students have a strong advocate who will help them positively navigate their educational experience beyond the classroom. As a believer in holistic counseling, I am committed to building relationships with students and providing a safe space for students to begin developing their identity without judgement. While maintaining an open-door policy, it is important for me to make sure students feel heard, teachers feel supported, and parents feel represented. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me as I am here to assist the Jaguar families!

katarina stevenson, counselor

Katarina Stevenson

Seventh Grade Master Minds


I have been a teacher for the past five years at Crosby Middle School, and I love working with middle school students. I received my undergraduate degree in teaching from Bellarmine University in 2013. In 2016, I received my English Language Learners (ELLs)Certification from the University of Louisville (UofL). In 2018, I graduated with my master's in Counseling from Indiana University Southeast (IUS).

Prior to working for JCPS, I worked with high-risk and at-risk youth, where I found my passion for counseling. Student success is extremely important to me, and I strive to make sure students know their value and worth.

It is my pleasure to work with your child and family to help all students reach their full potential.

stephanie curl, counselor

Stephanie Curl

Eighth-Grade Avengers


I have been a counselor for the past 10 years at Johnson Traditional Middle School and love being a jaguar. I received my undergraduate degree in teaching from Spalding University in 1996. In 2001, I received my Masters Degree in Counseling from Spalding University as well. Within the past few years, I also have completed a Rank I in Counseling at Indiana University Southeast. Before coming to JTMS, I taught in a private school for five years and then taught math at Frost Middle School for six years. I love working with middle school students. They are awesome! Counseling is a passion for me and I have learned a lot of things along the way. In 2013, I was honored to receive the Middle School Counselor of the Year Award for Jefferson County Counselors. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two wonderful children. I have a passion for sports, especially softball and play on a competitive women's team. Some other hobbies of mine include camping, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to working with your child this year.

crystal phillips, counselor

Candace Bell LMFT

Mental Health Practitioner
2509 Wilson Avenue
Louisville, KY 40210
Ph: 502-966-7643

I am available via phone, text, email, or video call during school hours 8AM-3PM, Monday-Friday

I am not on-call 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If you experience a mental health emergency or crisis before or after the hours listed above, please use one of the resources below:

  • Seven Counties Services (formerly Centerstone) Crisis Line: 502-589-4313. You may have to be on hold a few minutes but stay on the line and a counselor will be with you shortly
  • If you are in crisis (ANY painful emotion, for which you need support). Text HOME to 741741. It may take a few minutes but a crisis counselor will text you back to start a conversation
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Disaster Distress Helpline (Immediate counseling related to the current public health crisis) 1-800-985-5990
  • Call 911 in case of on emergency.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Counselor's Corner

JCPS counselors, in partnership with students, families, staff, community, and businesses, will prepare students to be successful lifelong learners. The K-12 Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program will provide teaching and modeling strategies that create and nurture a safe and positive teaching environment. Our Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program K-12 provides the skills necessary for academic success, career planning, and personal and social growth.

Support Services

  • Youth Services Center (YSC)
  • Extended School Services (ESS)
  • Mentoring
  • Clothes Closet
  • Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Services
  • Staff Support Team (SST)
  • Teacher Assistance Teams (TAT)
  • Literacy Program
  • After-School Tutoring
  • Academic Opportunity
  • Tutoring
  • Guest Speakers
  • Foundations/Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation (CHAMPs)
  • Community Tutoring Services
  • Career Planner
  • Every 1 Reads

Counselor Services

  • Peer Mediation
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Test Result Interpretation
  • Character Education
  • Transition Services
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Referrals to Outside Agencies
  • Advance Program Assessment for All Eighth Graders
  • College Field Trips
  • Parent Night
  • Parent Newsletter
  • Course Planning and Scheduling
  • Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Parent/Student/Teacher Liaison
  • Anger Management Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Testing Information
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Career/College Counseling