Barry Leopold

Barry LeopoldBarry Leopold

NCC – Nationally Certified Counselor
Counselor, 8th Grade




Counseling Activities:

Classroom Guidance Individual Group
Career Exploration
Bully Prevention
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Academic Planning
Personal Development
Good Decision-making
Anger Management
Goal Setting and Achievement
Study Skills
Social Skills
Changing Families
Stress Management
Grief and Loss

Background Information:

This is my eighth year as a full time counselor at Gunston. Prior to coming to GMS, I had a long and varied career that included teaching environmental education, helping to run environmental organizations, and working as a business executive helping organizations function better. I have been a Little League baseball coach for 24 seasons. In my spare time I like to juggle, ski, hike, travel, hang out with my family and read. I am married and have two sons. One son is a senior in college and the other is a freshman in college.

Counseling Philosophy:

My goal as a counselor is to help students deal with all of the challenges that can get in the way of getting the most out of their middle school years. I want to support and help empower every student within the school as they work to tackle academic, social/emotional, and career readiness challenges they face. Middle school years can be fun but they also can be challenging. I want Gunston students to know that they can always turn to me for help, support, ideas, and guidance.