The Kosciusko Lower Elementary Counseling Department will prepare students for higher learning and the world of work through the programs, services, and offering of an inclusive, efficient, safe, and nurturing education system.
Our counselor will:
- Ensure all students master the essential curriculum and beyond.
- Close the achievement gap among the student populations.
- Develop competence in 21st century skills.
Meet Our Counselor
Hello! I am Tracy Risher, and I am so excited to be the counselor at Kosciusko Lower Elementary.
I am married to Robin Risher, and we have three children. Casey is a pharmacist and lives in Philadelphia with her husband Taylor. Jake lives in Miami with his wife Alex, and he is in his third year of medical school. Buck is a United States Marine and is currently on his second deployment. When stateside he is in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I have three grandchildren, Tripp age 4, Bren age 2, and Tucker who was born on August 19, 2020.
I graduated from Neshoba Central High School, East Central Community College, and Mississippi State University. I taught elementary grades in several school districts for about fifteen years before getting my Specialist Degree in School Counseling. I was then a counselor at Brookhaven High School for eleven years and Columbus Middle School for two years.
Elementary schools are where my heart lies. I love watching the minds of little ones growing every day. I love being a part of a school where children feel safe and loved. I will work daily on keeping them all feeling safe and loved.
I hold the following degrees and certifications:
AA - East Central Community College
BS - Elementary Education. Mississippi State University
Masters - Elementary Education, Mississippi State University
Ed.S. - School Counseling, Mississippi State University
National Certified Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
My door is always open for the students and parents.
Please feel free to call, email, or come by any time.
Tracy Risher, National Certified School Counselor