Phone: 208-585-3065


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education and Social Work MA in School Counseling Idaho Standard Teaching Certificate K-8 Idaho Pupil Personnel Certificate K-12

Ms. Nola Barningham

My name is Nola Barningham and I am in my 5th year at Middleton High School as a school counselor. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Social Work at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon, and my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. I began my teaching career in private schools in Waco, Texas, and Eugene, Oregon, teaching first and second grades. I then taught first grade in Salmon, Idaho for eight years before being encouraged by my superintendent to go into school counseling. I served as K-12 school counselor in Salmon for 17 years before moving to Middleton in 2015.

School counseling is a great fit for me. I enjoy getting to know all the students through classroom guidance lessons, group and individual counseling. I make it a goal every year to see all the students on my caseload at least twice a year. I am also very involved in Sources of Strength, a suicide and bullying prevention program.

In my time away from school, I am the proud mom of two great kids. Moriah who is a RN and Tim a graduate of Middleton High School, University of Idaho and a current student in PA school. I love spending time with my family and friends watching sports (especially Hockey), hiking, traveling and just being outside on the Oregon Coast during my summer time off!