House 2 counselor Mr. Mitchell believes that “it’s very important that students have a safe place to go to, to present future ideas.”
May 12, 2023
House two counselor Bill Mitchell, has been a part of the Lancer community not only as a counselor but as a coach since 1986.
“It’s very important that students have a safe place to go to, to present future ideas,” Mitchell said. “A place to vent, and to discuss things that are on their minds.”
Mitchell has the mindset that students don’t need to just talk about one thing, but to talk about what’s been bothering them.
“What’s very enjoyable to me is working with someone and helping them to find promise, to find hope,” Mitchell said. “The ability to do better in school, and find the classes that fit them the most.”
Mitchell doesn’t just wake up and come to LHS because he has to, but he wakes up wanting to help students.
“The promise of graduating, to find hope, and to find out what they want to do with their lives,” Mitchell said.
Walking into high school can be overwhelming, but having someone who can help with direction can be all that a student needs.
“Helping a student who might not graduate is a big accomplishment,” Mitchell said.
Students that are struggling more, who get help from counselors including Mitchell, are not only a “big accomplishment” to the students, but also the counselors who are involved.
“Some of the best success stories is that voyage,” Mitchell said.