Counselor Connection with Ms. Davis

Contact Information

Your School Counselor: Ms. Kelsey Davis

Email: Kelsey.Davis@gmsd.org

Kelsey.Davis@gostangs.org

Phone: 610-775-5079 ext. 6020

Room Number: 121

Getting to Know Ms. Davis

Hi there! I'm Ms. Davis and I am the School Counselor at Brecknock Elementary School. I am entering my 5th year as a School Counselor and my 5th year at Governor Mifflin School District! I graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with my B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. I then received my Master's of Education in K-12 School Counseling in 2017 from West Chester University. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor and also have my Specialist Certification in Trauma and Crisis. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Specialist Certification in Anxiety and Stress Management.

Some of my favorite children's authors include Julia Cook, Trudy Ludwig, and Kevin Henkes. Outside of school, my favorite things to do are spend time with my partner and our dog, Nala. I enjoy yoga, reading, baking, puzzles, coffee/tea, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and being outside. Not to mention I am a huge Harry Potter fan!

What does a School Counselor do?

  • Individual Counseling: one-on-one check-ins, conflict resolution, peer mediation, grief and loss

  • Small Group Counseling: topics include worry, changing families, social skills, self-esteem, impulse control, self-regulation, etc.

  • Developmental Guidance Lessons: Each class receives Developmental Guidance Lessons 1-2 classes per 6 day cycle as part of their specials rotation.

  • Student Assistance Program: Ms. Davis is the coordinator of Brecknock's Student Assistance Program (SAP). This group looks to identify any barriers to learning a student may have and creates interventions to be implemented at school.

  • Child Study Team: As a member of the Child Study Team, Ms. Davis participates in identifying academic challenges individual students may be facing and providing appropriate interventions as the need arises.

  • Gifted Program Screenings: Ms. Davis conducts the initial screening assessments for the gifted evaluation process. If you would like more information or would like to discuss a screening for your child further, please contact your classroom teacher or Ms. Davis.

  • Community Resources: providing information regarding community resources such as counseling agencies and crisis centers.

  • Crisis Response and Interventions

  • Consultation: with parents, teachers, and additional district personnel

  • 504 Service Agreements: Ms. Davis is the case manager for students who have a 504 Accommodation plan.

  • GM Gold Virtual Learning Program: Ms. Davis is the Brecknock building coordinator for GM Gold. If you have questions, please feel free to inquire!

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