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 for a second year as a school counselor! About 8 years ago, I taught art here in the "old" building. Since then, I have become a school counselor with 5 years in a high school and 2 years in middle schools. I am also a credentialed Art Therapist, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, and National Certififed Counselor. 

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 3-year-old daughter. In my free time I enjoy reading, going to the beach, and playing around with art supplies.