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Welcome to the Alfred & Lyman Guidance Website


            As the School Counselor at Lyman and Alfred, I am available to support students at school to help them have a positive school experience.  Whether students need support socially, emotionally, or behaviorally, a school guidance counselor is a resource for all students in the school. 


RSU 57 School Counselor Beliefs

The School Counselors in RSU 57 believe that an exemplary school counseling program should:

    * Allow all students the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential which will allow them the opportunity to be successful in the global community

    * Provide a data-informed comprehensive school counseling program to all students to support students in developing their academic, career, and social/emotional skills

    * Foster an emotionally and physically safe learning environment where students feel supported and acknowledged

    * Provide opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders so that we can serve as advocates for the unique needs of each student

    * Provide students with the tools to build positive relationships that will support them in being respectful and responsible individuals

    * Provide a consistent and cohesive program where the school counselors adhere to the professional and ethical standards of the American School Counselor Association


RSU 57 School Counselor Vision
   
        RSU57 School Counselors are on the forefront in providing programs that support all K-12 students in developing the skills to achieve their personal best in the 21st century academic, social and workplace environments.

RSU 57 School Counselor Mission

        The mission of The RSU 57 School Counseling Program is to foster a collaborative environment in which we serve as advocates for all students. Our comprehensive programs provide students with the best possible opportunities to acquire the academic, career, and social/emotional skills necessary to be successful in the global community.




Classroom Guidance
             As the school counselor, I meet with all students weekly during ‘classroom guidance.’  During classroom guidance, students learn and practice skills such as conflict resolution skills, making and keeping friends, bullying prevention, empathy, impulse control, respect, expressing feelings in healthy ways, and making safe choices. 


Small Groups
            Small group counseling opportunities are available for students who may need extra support in making and keeping friends, using strategies to 'stop and think' about their choices, managing feelings appropriately, developing positive self-esteem, and changing families. Students do not participate in small group counseling without parental permission.


Individual Counseling
            I am also available on a short-term basis to meet with students individually to support them in further developing skills such as managing feelings, conflict resolution, or making safe choices.   If there are times during the school year that your child is struggling, whether socially, emotionally, or behaviorally, please do not hesitate to contact me so I can help support you and your child’s teacher to help your child have a positive school experience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at either school.