School Counselors
The role of the counselor has changed dramatically over the last several years. The school counselor in the 21st century provides services for students that are quite different than many adults remember, or as they are depicted in popular television shows. 

From kindergarten through 12th grade, today's school counselors perform many duties on a daily basis, including:
  • Working with students to evaluate their abilities, skills, and achievement
  • Assisting students to develop goals based on academic, career, and social/emotional data
  • Providing support to student and families as they navigate crisis and emergency situations
  • Meeting with students individually and in small groups to provide counseling, recognize and respond to mental health needs, and to assist families to find appropriate resources
  • Provide instruction to students and teachers that promote academic, career, social, and emotional growth
  • Support student growth through community referrals, collaboration with families and teachers, and consulting with community groups on strategies that promote student achievement.