Phone: 910-347-2738 ext. 42010


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in School Counseling Post-Masters in Art Therapy

Mrs. Lydia Shively


I am excited to be back at DMS this year as a school counselor! About 7 years ago, I taught art here. Since then, I have become a school counselor with 6 years of high school and middle school experience combined. I am also a credentialed Art Therapist. I intend to offer therapeutic art opportunities to students to help them try different coping strategies. 

My bachelor's degree in Art Education is from Capital University. My master's in School Counseling is from Liberty University, and my post-master's in Art Therapy is from Edinboro University. 

I am originally from Ohio but got tired of being so cold in the winters! I live in Hampstead with my husband and our 2-year-old daughter. In my free time I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and playing around with art supplies.