• Growing in Guidance


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    The mission of our Guidance and Counseling Program is to offer the counseling, consultation, coordination or referral services to help each child discover their own unique abilities and interests; to explore individual possibilities, to build stronger relationships with friends and family, to be personally strong and safe, and to be a productive and efficient learner in the present and citizen in the future.

    As a school counselor, I offer the counseling, consultation, coordination or referral services to help each child

    • discover their own unique abilities and interests
    • explore individual possibilities
    • build stronger relationships with friends and family
    • be personally strong and safe
    • be a productive and efficient student

    As with other educators, I must follow the state standards. I will be teaching approximately 16 classroom guidance lessons for your child this year. 

    Guidance and counseling standards focus on three components: 

      learning to learn

       learning to work

       learning to live

    In addition, I will be working with small groups of students and individual students when needed. As a school counselor, my role focuses on prevention and early intervention with personal, social, or emotional issues that naturally arrive in life.  The following are just a few examples of how I can help support your child.  I will work with children who are experiencing grief due to the loss or absence of a loved one.  I will also work with students who are going through family changes or hardships.  I am here to teach social skills, friendships skills, listening skills, or study skills to students who need that service.  I will work to intervene if a student’s choices are interrupting the learning within the classroom or if a problem needs to be solved. I am also here to just listen if children just need someone to talk to or need encouragement. 

    Students are taught that I have 5 very special jobs. 

    1. I can be a good listener.
    2. I can be a good friend.
    3.  I can make you feel better.
    4.  I can give you the gift of great ideas.
    5.  We can learn and have some fun.

         I am passionate about my role.  I am dedicated to offering the best service possible. I want you to know my door is always open. 

    Please feel free to contact me at any time you feel I can be of service to your child or your family.