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Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 1

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Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors: Part 1

Oct 12, 2021
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Get to Know Our Elementary Counselors!

Name:  Cindy Banfield

School building/Grade: Creekview Elementary School (Grades Kindergarten through Grade 5)

College(s): Master’s Degree from University of Dayton, Bachelor’s Degree from Morehead State University

Hometown: I am from West Union, Ohio. After I graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky, I moved to Lebanon, Ohio to teach in Lebanon City Schools. I then moved to New Richmond, Ohio to become a school counselor. I worked in New Richmond Schools as a counselor for 25 years. I have 32 years of experience in education working with students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

Tell us a little about yourself and your family:

After being a counselor and teacher for 32 years, I decided to move to the Springboro area to be closer to my daughter, son in law and 2 grandsons. I also have a 3rd grandson on the way and will be here in February, 2022. 

I have 3 daughters. My oldest daughter is a pharmacist in the Springboro area. My middle daughter just graduated from Wright State University where she played soccer and is now working on becoming a physician assistant. My youngest daughter is studying nursing and playing soccer as a freshman at Tiffin University in Ohio.


Why did you become an educator/school counselor?

I had always wanted to become a school counselor because as a child I remember my father was a school counselor and was so happy to help his students. From that time, I knew that it was what I eventually wanted to do as my career.


What do you like best about Middletown City Schools?

I like the support of the other staff members and administrators at Middletown City Schools. I also enjoy working with my many students and getting to know them. I like helping them find success and providing them support academically, socially and emotionally.


What is your favorite Middletown/your school tradition? Why?

I really like how Creekview staff and students say the Middie PRIDE statement every morning.
“Middie Pride is what I see/
Performance, respect and integrity./
Determined with effort is what I’ll be./
Creekview is the place for me!” 

I think this statement gets us off in the right direction every morning.


If you weren’t a counselor, what would you be doing?

If I were not a school counselor, I would be a family therapist because I enjoy helping others.


What do you like to do in your spare time?  What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy walking and hiking with my two dogs (Shadow and Milkshake).
I also enjoy spending time with my family.
I enjoy hanging out with my grandsons.
I enjoy watching my daughter play college soccer. 
I enjoy watching UK basketball and am a huge fan!


What’s your favorite Middletown restaurant?

I love Mexican food so I enjoy all of the Mexican restaurants in town.


Favorite quote or personal motto:

“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you have come!” (Author Unknown)

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!” -Michael Scott (from the office)

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