Student Services

The Carmel Middle School Student Services Department promotes the academic, social/emotional, and career development of all students. The counseling program is preventive, proactive, and reactive. The student services coordinators serve as advocates for the students while collaborating with parents, staff, students, and the community to assist students in reaching their full potential.

Our Student Services Team

School Counselor

School counselors provide programming focusing on class placement, academic scheduling, college and career planning, and social/emotional needs. Examples of primary responsibilities include standardized testing, enrolling or withdrawing students, career presentations, BBT referrals, implementation of 504 plans, Midwest Academic Talent Search, and assist with scheduling for 8th to 9th grade.

Social Worker

Social Workers engage with students who may have social/emotional concerns requiring that they be monitored on a more regular basis. Social Workers facilitate weekly groups (social skills, self-esteem, etc.) and the Peer Mentor and Peer Tutor Programs. Other responsibilities include attendance, free and reduced lunch, assistance to families with financial need, and the 21st Century Scholars Program.

School Psychologist

The primary role of a School Psychologist is to collect data and consult with teachers as well as parents to assist in the determination of appropriate special education eligibility and interventions for struggling students. School Psychologists also support teachers with the creation of interventions or accommodations for any student struggling academically, emotionally or behaviorally at school. At times, the School Psychologist consults with families or outside agencies to assist in the collection of data, brainstorm home supports, or coordinate home, school, and agency interventions. Students sometimes need a safe individual to listen when their emotional state does not allow attention to the academic tasks presented in the classroom. School Psychologists open their doors to these students and help them process their problems and plan goals to promote positive behaviors.



Counseling services are offered to all students both individually and in groups.  These services are designed to address the academic, social, emotional, and developmental needs of students.


Student services coordinators plan a variety of special programs within their schools.  These may include registration, peer helper and conflict mediation programs, long-term educational program planning, and guiding students in their prospective career choices and other decision-making for the future.


An important part of the school student services coordinator role is consultation.  Student services coordinators may consult with parents, faculty, other school staff, and community agencies in order to best meet the individual needs of all students.

Classroom & Small Group Guidance

Counselors conduct a variety of group guidance lessons throughout the year in order to provide students with information relevant to their needs or concerns. These lessons may include study skills, career exploration, decision-making skills, and future educational planning.


Patti Peaper
Student Services Administrative Assistant
317-846-7332 x6310

Cheyenne Walker
School Counselor
7th grade A-L, 8th grade
317-846-7331 x6308

Christine Winger
School Counselor
7th grade M-Z, 6th grade
317-846-7331 x6316

Tanya Garber
Social Worker
7th grade A-L, 8th grade
317-846-7331 x6309

Connie Peregrin
Social Worker
7th grade M-Z, 6th grade
317-846-7331 x6311

Kym Roberts
School Psychologist
317-846-7331 x6326