What I do
The purpose of classroom guidance lessons are to provide a school wide program for the development of academic, personal/social, and behavioral success skills, through the school counseling core curriculum. These skills help prepare students to become life long learners who are college/career ready. This year the School Counseling Core Curriculum will focus on the following topics:
- Accepting Differences
- Getting Along With Others
- Managing Angry Feelings
- Test Readiness
If you would like to know more about the School Counseling Core Curriculum please click the link below.
The purpose of small group counseling is to bring focused interventions to a group of 5-7 students. Small groups can focus on a wide variety of topics including: self control, conflict management, study skills, etc. If your student is invited to join a small group a permission form will be sent home with your student outlining the purpose of the group and when the group will meet.
Confidentiality plays an important role in providing a safe and comfortable space for students to participate and share within the small group. Students are reminded that we respect group members right to keep private information private and I work to the best of my ability to ensure confidentiality is respected.
If you would like to know more about small groups please contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions as soon as I can.
School counselors provide planned, short-term and goal-focused counseling. School counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling in schools. However, school counselors are prepared to recognize and respond to student mental health needs and assist students and families seeking resources (American School Counseling Association, 2017).
My office is a safe place for students to talk and receive support. Therefore, I always remind students that what is said in my office stays in my office unless: someone wants to hurt someone else, someone is hurting/ thinking about hurting them self , or someone is hurting them.
If you have questions or would like to know more about the school counseling program or you would like information on resources for mental health needs please contact me and I will get back with you as soon as I can. Also, be sure to check out the link below to learn more about elementary school counselors.
Being a partner with the community is one of my favorite roles as a school counselor! My role is to partner with parents, teachers, and the Honea Path community to support the academic, social/emotional, and behavioral success of every student at HPE. I know we can all work together to cheer each student to success!
If you would like more information on how you can partner with us please contact me.
If you would like information on becoming a mentor for a student please visit the following links.