Thank you for visiting the Elementary Counseling Corner! Feel free to call or email me any time you have a concern about your child’s well-being. I have included forms you may need throughout the year and the guidance calendar at the left side of the page! I look forward to building a partnership with you and your child.
What does an Elementary School Counselor do?
Elementary School Counselors provide young learners with effective and developmentally appropriate tools for communicating, making decisions and developing friendships and coping skills. Counselors provide services through Guidance Lessons, Responsive Services, System Support, and Individual Planning at the elementary level.
The American School Counselors Association (ASCA) explains it this way, “Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement.”
At Forsyth Elementary we strive to incorporate the goals of the ASCA
(American School Counselors Association) National Model and deliver comprehensive, development, and systematic program services for our children. As an elementary school counselor, my time is spent collaborating with teachers and staff, teaching classroom lessons, facilitating short-term small group counseling and providing immediate short-term counseling when needed. In addition, I consult with parents, on a regular basis, to incorporate curriculum development and provide referrals for community resources.