School Counselor

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Ms. Yolanda Vaughan


The mission of the School Counseling program is to establish meaningful relationships with all stakeholders at Captain John Smith in order to create an environment that thrives on the success of students academically, socially, and personally.


Character is taught, learned, and comes from within. It is the forefront to life while striving for excellence and meeting expectations.

I Believe:

Children learn best when they are in a nurturing environment and they feel good about themselves.

Smith's Counseling Provides


  • Individual Sessions
  • Small group activities
  • Classroom Guidance


  • For all students in classroom settings
  • Homework and Classroom help
  • Character building


  • Parents
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • School Nurse
  • Administrators
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Workers
  • Family Engagement Specialist
  • Testing Offices
  • Medical/Mental Health Professionals
  • Community Service Workers
  • Agencies


  • Meetings between school and home
  • School-Wide Programs
  • Student Intervention Team (SIT)
  • Testing Coordinator (CSA, SOL, CogAT, & NNAT)
  • 504 Case Manager


  • (See Consultation)
  • Between parents and outside agencies in securing referral and follow-up services for children
  • Between parents and students (if possible)
  • SLT member

Daily Groups Include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution

Character Education/Life skills: Six Pillars of Character

  • Caring
  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Citizenship

At Captain John Smith, our students SWIM to success!

Hampton City Schools "Every child, every day, whatever it takes!"

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