Kelley Hendricks, M.Ed., NCC

205.699.4505 ext.34011

       My name is Kelley Hendricks, and I am the 7th grade (L-Z) and 8th grade School Counselor at Leeds Middle School! My role is to work with the LMS staff, parents, and the community, to create a safe and supportive school environment in which all students can achieve academic success. I am here to help our students attain optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills, set appropriate and achievable career goals, and most importantly, to realize their full potential!

I strive to devote most of my time to personal interactions with our students in order to address their academic, career, and personal/social developmental needs. This is done through individual counseling, group counseling, and/or classroom guidance lessons, otherwise known as “Talk-it-Out”. Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to: bullying, study skills, high school transition, college/career exploration, stress management, conflict resolution, diversity and tolerance, substance-use/abuse prevention, responsible behavior, and/or character education.

I look forward to working with you and your student this school year!! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at any time!!!

Heritage Panel
Mrs. Thomas and I are so excited to bring Heritage Panel to LMS! We have a great group of kids who will be doing amazing things throughout the school year!!

Heritage Panel

  Coming Soon to a School Near You!!

Please see below for Tools from Talk-it-Out!!

Help LMS students Spread the Word to End the Word. We have joined an on-going campaign to stop the use of the R-word and to pledge #Respect for everyone. Over 650,000 people have pledged their support online since the campaign launched in 2009. Together we can create communities of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Visit and take the pledge to end the use of the R-word.

Spread the Word to End the Word

Not Acceptable

Kick Butts Day is Wednesday, March 15, 2017!

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The Children's March

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

What is Love?

why it's time to talk about dating abuse


Love Is Not Abuse logo

Healthy Relationship Middle School Toolkit

Erin's Law: Be the Voice

Be the Voice

Random Acts of Kindness Week

How to Change the World with Kindness

Thank You Note

Download The Great Kindness Challenge App!

What is Kindness?

No Arms, No Legs, No Worries

Set SMART Goals!!


The Joy Maker Challenge

Join us at Kirkwood by the River on
Wednesday, Dec 21 at 1:30 pm
for our 2nd Annual Adopt-a-Grandparent party!!

Empathy (noun) - The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Brené Brown on Empathy

Kindness (noun) - the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Kindness Boomerang

November is National Career Development Month!!

We'll be using Kuder Navigator to explore our future careers!!
KUDER - Alabama Career Planning System

Success in the New Economy

Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31!!!

Red Ribbon Week

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

Read the St. Clair News article about LMS's participation in Unity Day & Mix-it-Up!!
Check out the links below for additional information!


Teaching Tolerance

PACER'S National Bullying Prevention Center

Stomp Out Bullying


Too Good for Drugs

8th Grade - Student Survey

8th Grade - Student Knowledge Test

How to take Cornell Notes

Introduction to Cornell Notes

What is AVID??

Need to see me? Make an appointment today!!

Mix it up model school 2016

Parent Information:

Did you receive a Golden Ticket? Please RSVP!! –an online resource that features hundreds of videos and posts from a parent’s perspective to keep parents in the loop on all the latest tech fads that your kids might or might not be into. If it’s online, it’s on

What to Do if You’re Worried About Suicide: A parent’s guide to helping a child in distress.

Additional Resources:

We can all prevent suicide

AL Suicide Prevention Coalition

The "Silent Epidemic"

Prevention Toolkit

Suicide Warning Signs

Possible Risk Factors

Suicide Prevention Apps

AL Faculty Training

Other Resources
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The Amelia Center -- A place of hope for grieving children, parents, and families.  

Stewards of Children is a Darkness to Light training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children. You can also learn ways to talk to your children about their bodies, sex, and boundaries through “Talk About It”.  

Career Development: It’s not too soon to talk to your student about their future career!! We worked on during Talk-it-Out in November, and would love for you to be involved! Ask your student to see their results online, and be sure to add your email address to their profile to keep informed!! More parent resources can be found here: ParentGuide to Kuder.

Red Ribbon Week was October 23-31. Please see below for parent resources to help keep kids off drugs!!

Prevention Tips

Prevention Activities

Prevention Resources

How to talk to your kids about drugs

 Fact Sheets:

Easy-to-Read Drug Facts

Rx Medication




Drug Paraphernalia


Marijuana Concentrates & Edibles

Synthetic Drugs


The Counseling Department at LMS needs your help in determining how to best serve our students! 

Please click one of the links below, and complete the “Needs Assessment” so that we can develop our School Counseling Program to meet their needs!