Mrs. Elisabeth Bliss-Jaynes

Phone: (828)256-2570


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science- Industrial Technical Education Master of Arts-School Counseling, Exceptional Children National Board Certified Teacher National Certified Counselor Licensed Professional Counselor EAGALA Level 2 Therapist

Mrs. Elisabeth Bliss-Jaynes

I have served students in North Carolina for a number of years in a wide variety of roles and teaching positions. I have been a School Counselor at St. Stephens Elementary since 2011.  I am delighted to serve in this capacity and look forward to many years working with the families and students at St. Stephens Elementary School.


Accolades and Accomplishments

1983: Appalachian State University, Bachelor Science Cum Laude

         Major:  Industrial Technical Education, Teaching Certificate

         Minors:  Education, Art, and Appalachian Studies

1989: Governor’s Award for Program of Educational Excellence,

          Hickory Public Schools

1992: Appalachian State University, Graduate Coursework

        Special Populations Certification, Multicultural Counseling

2000: Teacher of the Year, East Alexander Middle School, Alexander County

2003: Teacher of the Year, H.M. Arndt Middle School, Catawba County

2004: Appalachian State University, Master Arts, Counseling

Exceptional Children, Counseling and Human Development

2005-present: National Certified Counselor

2006-present: Licensed Professional Counselor

2010-present: National Board Certified Teacher- Exceptional Children

2014,2017: Presented at North Carolina’s School Counselor Conference 

2014-15: Catawba County Schools, Counselor of the Year

2014-15: North Carolina Elementary Counselor of the Year