Welcome to the LCHS Counselor's Corner!!!

Professional School Counselor - All Grades Last Names A - L


Mrs. Yaminoh Childress-Dunbar, M.ED 
Phone: (662) 996-3060 ext. 1015

Counseling Office Fax: (662) 996-2521

About the Counselor

I am very excited to be a part of the Gator family,  I am looking forward to all the wonderful things that are in store for the Gator Family this year!

I taught sixth grade Science (Life, Earth, and Physical) for three years in the MS Delta from 2001-2004.  Those were some very exciting and rewarding years in my life. I also have a fourteen year history in Mental Health Therapy, 2004- 2018, but am excited to be able to experience the academic side of counseling.  However, my mental health roots run deep and I am sure it will be utilized the same..:)

I am a proud 2004 graduate of Alcorn State University, with a Master's of Science Degree in Guidance Education. I love my Alcorn State family, the home of the BRAVES! # Back2BackSWACEastChamps #BraveStrong

I also received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Alcorn State University in 2001 in education.

Professional School Counselor - All Grades Last Names M - Z


Ms. Karissa Coleman, ED.S, LPC, NCC, NCSC
Phone: (662) 996-3060 ext. 1014

Counseling Office Fax: (662) 996-2521

About the Counselor

First off...My heart is forever Gator Green!

I am originally from Louisiana born and bred.

I am a graduate of Mississippi University for Women and The University of Mississippi. I have a Specialist Degree in Counselor Education and I am a National Board Certified Counselor and School Counselor. I recently achieved my dream of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.

I am starting my 22nd year in Education. I worked for 5 years as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher for Tunica County Schools, before being blessed with the opportunity to become a school counselor here in Desoto County.

I have worked in Lake Cormorant since we first opened in 2006. #alwaysagator #ogoriginalgator

I enjoy my job and having the opportunity to collaborate with our great faculty and staff, but most of all I enjoy getting to work with my students and their families.


Mission Statement

To effectively provide a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate program geared towards addressing students’ academic and social needs, in a safe and confidential environment.

Vision Statement

To encourage and empower every student to become the best version of themselves by using a comprehensive program that addresses their academic, personal, social, and career goals. We believe ALL students have greatness within them. With the collaborative efforts of the school, home, and community all students will have an opportunity for success throughout their high school years and into adulthood, becoming productive citizens in their respective communities.


  1. To promote the personal, and social development of every student through individual counseling, small group counseling,  and preventive education.
  2. To encourage academic growth and success in students, by offering classroom guidance.
  3. To encourage career readiness, by identifying personal abilities, skills, interests, and motivations.