Benfer Elementary School Counselor
Welcome to the Benfer Elementary School Counselor page!
My name is Meghan Blakey and I have the privilege of serving as your school counselor. This is my 12th year as the counselor at Benfer. Prior to becoming a school counselor I taught in 1st grade and 3rd grade. My undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is from Texas A&M University and my Graduate Degree in School Counseling is from Texas Southern University. I am certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. My husband and I live in Klein and have two children, ages 11 and 9 who attend Klein schools. I look forward to working with all of our Bobcats and their families this year to ensure that each student is and feels successful while they are at Benfer.
** A note for the upcoming school year**
You likely have many questions about what this upcoming school year will bring, as well as how your child will do. The pandemic has disrupted the lives of everyone and caused a lot of fear and anxiety for many of us. Going back to school this fall will require schools and families to work together even more than before.
I can assure you that as the counselor of Benfer Elementary, my number one priority is to make your child feel valued and special as a member of our school community whether he/she will be enrolled in virtual school or back in the classroom. I am available to support you and your children as we embark on the 2020-21 school year.
Re-Entry Family Resources:
Family Checklist for Going Back to School-https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/parent-checklist.html
How You and Your Children can De-Stress During Coronavirus
BrainPOP - From movies on mindfulness, conflict resolution, determination, and more to activities like coding an anti-bullying campaign, BrainPOP provides a range of opportunities that address CASEL’s five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision-Making. https://www.brainpop.com/social-emotional-learning/
Psychiatrist Dr. Meghan Walls, provides tips on helping kids feel reassured and in control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VMJIP6jJo