Dempsey School Counselors

Dempsey Middle School Guidance Department

Welcome Back!

We'd like to take a minute to reintroduce ourselves and the services we offer. Please do not hesitate to contact your grade level counselor with any questions or concerns you have throughout the year.

Mrs. Jenny Nicely

833-1813 / nicelyje@delawarecityschools.net

Back to 7th grade this year, I am looking forward to welcoming a new class of over 400 students! This will be my 7th year at Dempsey after getting my school counseling license from the University of Dayton. Prior to that I worked for 17 years at the Delaware County Juvenile Court and was a high school teacher back in the dark ages. I have been married to my husband Bruce for 27 years; we have two children -- Julia, a recent graduate of the The Ohio State University and Joseph, a sophomore at Capital University. We have three cats and I enjoy traveling, reading, music and gardening, as well as attending many of our school events in my spare time.

Ms. Jane Ziegler
833-1814 / ziegleja@delawarecityschools.net

I am thrilled to continue working with the same group of students as they navigate 8th grade! This will be my second year at Dempsey and my fourth year as a school counselor. I did my undergraduate education at The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and received my master's degree from the University of Toledo. Upon receiving my school counseling license, I moved to the sunny Florida Keys for the first two years of my counseling career. When I am not working, I enjoy reading as much as possible and attending OSU football games.

School Counseling Services

Services are available for every student. Students, parents, and staff may request additional services as needed.


Individual Counseling

  • Student, parent, teacher, administrator and counselor referrals

Group Counseling

New Student Orientation

  • Scheduling Classes

  • Tours

Transition Services from 6th Grade and to 9th Grade

  • 6th Grade Parent Information Night

  • 6th Grade Tours at Dempsey

  • 8th Grade Parent Information Night

  • 9th Grade Orientation

  • Freshman Scheduling at Dempsey

Test Coordination

  • 7th and 8th Grade Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA)

  • 8th Grade ACT Explore

Scheduling Students

  • New Students

  • Scheduling Changes

Career Exploration Services


Interested in hosting a Japanese student this fall?

Mrs. Nicely also coordinates our Sakata, Japan exchange program. Please contact her at 833-1813 if your family is interested in having a student stay in your home for a few days at the end of October.


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