Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Psychology - Augustana College MA - School Counseling - Lewis University ISBE Type 73 License - School Service Personnel Licensed Professional Counselor - Illinois

Mr. Hower

Hello Parents and Students!

I am excited to be the Counselor for Edison's Class of 2022!

This will be my 5th year at Edison. Prior to coming to Edison I completed my counseling internship at Evergreen Park Community High School. I went on to be a counselor at Sunny Ridge Children's Services and then a Special Education Teaching Assistant at Giant Steps School for Autism before becoming a School Counselor at Stephen Decatur Middle School in Decatur, IL.

I will be working with students individually, in small groups, and as a part of classroom lessons to support their social and emotional well being, and academic success. I have a student centered approach to counseling and use techniques from a variety of counseling theories/theorists. My main job is to advocate for the needs of my students.

In my personal time I enjoy playing and coaching rugby, spending time with my wife, Megan, and our two sons and doing home improvement projects. I love tacos, scary movies, and going to sporting events and concerts.

I am looking forward to working with all of the wonderful families who are a part of Edison Middle School.

With #EdisonPantherPride,

Mr. Hower




Last Modified on September 8, 2020