It is a privilege to serve as the upper elementary counselor for grades 4-6. I have been part of the Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary team since 2010. I came to the district with three years Kindergarten through grade 12 school counseling experience, two years as a second grade teacher, and over five years as a K-12 substitute teacher.

I have completed additional certification to be a Missouri School Psychological Examiner and believe in assessing students to find their unique strengths and challenges to help them find success both academically and social emotionally. I am also certified to teach early childhood (Birth-3rd grades), Elementary (grades 1-6) and Middle School Science (grades 5-9).

The role of the LRUE school counselor includes many areas.

Some examples are:

  • 30 minute lessons 1 times per week for all 4th and 5th grade students.

    • We will focus on lessons encouraging academic success, personal/social development, and career information.

    • In our building we focus on 8 habits that bring success and happiness in alignment with the essential learner outcomes for guidance and counseling curriculum.

    • Lessons specifically on bullying behaviors and strategies/tools for many rude, mean, or bullying situations are discussed.

    • Discussion on knowing positive things about ourselves, personal strengths and stressors, getting along with others, and working with friends that may have different perspectives are also part of counseling lessons.

  • Monthly lessons for 6th grade students during one of their class hours.

    • Educational plans for future success and careers

    • Anti-bullying lessons in partnership with the Victim's Center

    • Juggling stressors of higher learning and personal expectations as students go through the school system

  • Short-term individual counseling 4-6 grade students on an as need basis.

    • Grief

    • Academic concerns

    • Social & friendship skills

    • Self-esteem concerns

    • Helping students with decision-making and other short-term personal/social issues.

    • Other areas as requested and appropriate

  • Coordinate school-wide programs

    • Red Ribbon Week

    • Character Education

    • Habits for Happy and Successful Kids

    • Pennies for Patients

    • Career Day (Tri-annually)

    • 6th grade student council

  • 6th grade scheduling

  • Individual student testing as needed

  • Other areas as designated by administration or as need arises

Please feel free to contact me by phone, e-mail, or in person here at school. I look forward to serving you and your children.

Julie Watson

417-753-2996 Phone 417-753-7033 Fax