Hi! I am Beth Siders. I have the wonderful opportunity to be one of the counselors at Coy Middle School. I started my career in education after earning bachelor’s degrees in Elementary and Special Education from Wright State University. I began my career as a special educator in the fall of 1999. Soon after starting to teach, I decided to broaden my horizons and obtain my degree in school counseling. I graduated with a master’s degree in School Counseling in December of 2001. After graduating, I started my career as a school counselor.
On a more personal note, I grew up in Fairborn, Ohio. I am one of triplets. I have two sisters that are identical and I am fraternal. I have a younger sister, too. I have been blessed with wonderful parents and extended family. I am a mom of two amazing daughters and three dogs. We have a Maltese and a Golden Lab. Our house is a bit crazy at times! We now live in Beavercreek, and can often be found at all the “kid places” around town. My family is very important to me and I am truly blessed to have them.
My job as a school counselor can be very rewarding and challenging at times. I work with parents, staff and students to optimize student success. My most important job is advocate for and support students. I work to address students’ social, emotional and academic needs. I also provide guidance and resources with the hope of having a positive impact on students’ success and maintaining a safe and productive learning environment at our school.
My office is located in the main office complex. I have an open door policy and students are welcome to come to my office at any time with a teacher’s permission. Parents are invited and encouraged to contact me with questions or concerns. I love my job and know how lucky I am to be in a profession where I can make a difference in the lives of young people and their families.