Laurel Mountain Counseling Corner
Mission and Vision
School Counseling Program Vision:
Mrs. Justice, our school counselor, will partner with others so that all students are connected (to themselves, others, and the environment) and know how to manage themselves.
School Counseling Program Mission:
Mrs. Justice’s mission is to empower all Laurel Mountain students to reach their potential by supporting students’ social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and career growth with developmentally appropriate guidance and counseling services.
School Counseling Core Beliefs:
- All children have value and deserve our respect and very best every day.
- All children have interests and talents, and as adults we can help cultivate those.
- We affect our environment by what we say and do.
- It is necessary for kids to feel safe and have their basic needs met before they can learn new things in school.
- All children have a desire to learn and can be successful in school.
- All people have a need to belong and deserve a friend.
- Social-emotional health and habits can be taught, practiced, and modeled.
- Humans are healthier, happier, and smarter when exposed to natural environments.
About Mrs. Justice
My name is Charlotte Justice, and I am the School Counselor at Laurel Mountain. I am excited to begin the journey of this new school year with you! This is my 14th year in education and 11th year at Laurel Mountain. My educational roots began in Houston, Texas before I ventured to Austin for college and graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin. I began my counseling work as a counselor at a charter high school in south Austin serving at-promise youth before making my way to Laurel Mountain as a Special Education and Intervention teacher. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and I am certified in Texas as a School Counselor, as well as being certified to teach pre-K through 4th grade, special education, and English as a Second Language. I am eager to use my strengths and experience to support each student’s social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and career development.
We have a unique opportunity during our students’ most formative years to help deepen their understanding of themselves and the world around them. As a school counselor, I support all students in the school by offering a variety of large group, small group, and individual services. My vision for the LME counseling program is to partner with others so that all students are connected and know how to manage themselves. My efforts and services are aligned with this vision, as well as with Laurel Mountain’s vision of embracing creativity, innovation, and joy as a means of empowering students in these foundation years. I hope I can be of service to your child and family, and I look forward to getting to know our students and you as we begin another great school year.
On a more personal level, my husband and I are blessed to have two children—a five year-old son and a one-year old daughter. We spend as much time as possible with our sweet family, often outdoors playing with water, climbing, exploring, or doing most anything active. Being a “mom” has certainly helped me gain new perspective on the counseling work I do at Laurel Mountain and within the community, and I appreciate how raising children is possibly the most difficult and rewarding responsibility that we have… all the more reason to work together and be partners in this important time of our kids’ lives.
I am honored to be of service to your child and family this year. Please let me know how I can help support your child’s development, and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.