School Counseling is for Everybody!
As a school counselor, I work with students, teachers, and parent/guardians. I am part of the team that works to create a positive learning environment for ALL students.
Part of my job is to get to know each and every student in our school so I may help them feel safe and connected while they are with us. Much of my work with students is confidential, which means I respect your child's right to privacy. Information is shared when there is a safety concern or a need to know in order to best help your child.
My goal is to empower children to feel good about themselves and aid them in the process of making positive decisions that lead to healthy and meaningful lives.
In particular, I will focus on teaching and reinforcing behaviors that enable our students to grow socially and emotionally.
Promoting positive attitudes among students towards self, family, peers and community.
Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as decision making, resolving conflict and respecting others.
Working with students, parents and school staff to identify learning needs and to design interventions to enhance student success.
Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities.
Providing support during a personal crisis.
Coordinating referrals to outside agencies.
Helping to create a safe and positive learning experience.