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Guidance Counseling

Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Arkansas has adopted the National Model of School Counseling. The counselors work under this model to ensure the highest level ethical practices and counselor competencies. Counselors work to answer the question, "How are students different as a result of what school counselors do?" The counseling programs are data driven to show the effectiveness of the program in measurable terms. School counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community in the following areas: Direct Student Services, School counseling core curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services and indirect services. Parents may need to contact the school counselor during transition to a new school, academic concerns, special personal needs of the students, crisis, and family transitions.


For more information contact:

Ms. Janelle Addington
Counselor, Sonora Elementary School, 
K-5 Coordinator
20200 Sonora Rd
Springdale, AR 72764
479-750-8820
jaddington@sdale.org
Ms. Ruth Trainor
Counselor, Southwest Junior High, 
6-12 Coordinator
1807 Princeton Ave.
Springdale, AR 72762
479-750-8849
rtrainor@sdale.org