Counselor's Corner

Dear Holly Avenue families,

The AUSD Elementary School Counselors invite you to attend a free (virtual) Parent Workshop Series to offer support during these unprecedented times.

Experts in the field will present on each of the topics below:

January 27, 2021 “Raising the Screen Generation: From Roblox to TikTok, The Dangers of Social Media and Gaming.”

February 24, 2021 “How to Talk to Your Child About Difficult Topics”

March 31, 2021 “Addressing Stress and Anxiety in Our Children”

April 28, 2021 “The Well Balanced Student"

Save the Date for the Parent Workshop Series! (Chinese) (Spanish)

January 27th Event RSVP Here! (Chinese) (Spanish)


Kamerin bateman

Elementary School Counselor

Email: kbateman@ausd.net

Twitter: @CounselorKam

Hello! My name is Ms. (Kamerin) Bateman and I am the School Counselor at Holly Avenue! I am so excited to be a part of the Holly Ave Family! Here is a little information about myself and the counseling program.

I have a M.S. in Counseling and Guidance along with a PPS credential from Cal State San Bernardino. I enjoy music, spending time with my friends/family and being with my dogs! I've wanted to be a counselor since I was in middle school because I love helping children become the happiest and best versions of themselves. I am eager to support the students, families, and staff here at Holly Ave!

What do elementary school counselors do?

  • Teach classroom lessons on social/emotional topics

  • Facilitate short-term small group counseling

  • Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling to enhance certain skills

  • Work collaboratively with teachers and staff

  • Consult with parents

  • Provide information and/or referrals for community resources to families

School counseling services

  • Individual Counseling

    • Topics may include emotion regulation, behavior modification, grief, coping skills, social skills, changing families, problem solving, decision making, etc.

  • Small Group Counseling

    • Topics may include social skills, emotion regulation, fairness, conflict mediation, friendship, self-esteem, anger management, etc.

  • Classroom Lessons

    • Kimochis - Evidence based curriculum to help students communicate and manage feelings in positive ways to promote well-being and success in school and life. (TK)

    • Second Step - Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) evidence based curriculum gives students the tools to excel inside and outside of the classroom. The focus is on emotion management, situational awareness, problem solving and academic achievement. (K-2) Click HERE for more information on Second Step including supplemental at home material!

    • Leader in Me - The 7 Habits of Happy Kids is a key component of The Leader in Me. The 7 Habits is a combination of universal, timeless principles of responsibility, communication, time management, vision, integrity, teamwork and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures. (3-5)

    • Needs Based - I conduct classroom lessons on a variety of topics depending on the need of the class, grade level, school. Topics may include; Test Taking Tips and Strategies, Zones of Regulation (emotion regulation curriculum), Tattling vs. Reporting, Kindness, Diversity, Study Skills, etc.

    • 5th Grade Transition - I work closely with the AUSD Transition Counselors in preparing 5th grade students for Middle School through the implementation of lessons on communication, being proactive, resiliency, productive study habits, expectations of Middle School, etc.