The Academy school counselor develops partnerships with students, parents, school staff, and the Philomath community to support student success. The School Counselor has a sound understanding of the needs and developmental abilities of K-12 students, and is committed to positive education and growth for our students and our community. Students will have opportunities to develop in four areas consistent with the Oregon Framework for Guidance and Counseling Programs: Academic Development, Career Development, Personal/Social Development and Service Learning.

  • Counseling and Guidance Curriculum
  • Individual Planning
  • Responsive Services
  • Family Support

As a professional school counselor, Ms. Edgemon adheres to standards of practice that support your:

  • Right to respect and dignity as a unique human being;
  • Access to guidance and counseling program without prejudice or discrimination as to person, character, belief or practice;
  • Right to self-direction;
  • Right to choice and responsibility for your decisions;
  • Expectation of receiving guidance and counseling services that are within the accepted scope of practice relative to the training, education and professional credentials of counselors; and
  • Right to privacy and to my compliance to laws, policies and ethical standards relative to confidentiality.

Ms. Edgemon abides by the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors.


A note to my students:

Confidentiality means that the privacy of information that you share with your counselor belongs to you. You may share information with others as you wish, but confidentiality laws mandate your right to privacy. I will guard that privacy as much as is permitted by law, ethics, and school rules. I recognize the legal rights and responsibilities of parents in doing what is in the best interest of their children. You should know that there are exceptions where I am obligated to break confidentiality, including: imminent danger to yourself or others. State law also mandates reporting of child abuse. If I see a conversation moving in this direction I will let you know of my duty to report. Otherwise, what is said in my office between student and counselor stays between student and counselor.


Philomath School District School Counselors are professional school counselors who have a master’s degree or higher in school counseling and meet the Oregon Teacher and Standards Practices Commission for licensure.

For more information, contact Beth Edgemon, school counselor: