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Welcome to Roland-Story Elementary Guidance and Counseling.  

I am Kathy Gabrielson, the elementary guidance counselor.  I am the full time counselor in this building, joined by the middle school and high school counselors on our team.I and my husband, Joel, are residents of Story City and have four adult children. I have been an elementary counselor since 1988 and truly love the elementary children and my job! 

Join me for a preview of components of our guidance program.

Mission Statement:  Building a foundation of lifetime learning for academic, social/personal, and career success for all students in a global society. 

Philosophy:  The Roland-Story Guidance and Counseling philosophy is to work with the school community to assist students in acquiring essential skills necessary to be lifelong learners and successful citizens. 

Beliefs:
  • Each child has feelings and a need to feel important. 
  • Each child needs caring adults to learn emotional intimacy. 
  • A child grows in a safe environment. 
  • A child learns trust from adults he/she can trust in truth and reliability. 
  • A child needs to release concerns, fears or problems to maintain good mental health and stress relief. 
  • Each child needs personal responsibility to develop self-esteem. 
  • Each child has basic needs of survival, love, friendship, belonging, self-worth, and self-actualization.