Mrs. Burton's Counseling Corner

Cole Elementary School Counseling Program

Mission Statement:

  • The mission of the Cole Elementary School Counseling Program is to empower all students to have a successful educational experience by providing services in the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development. The program provides counseling services to help students develop skills that will aid them in their ability to meet their goals, overcome challenges, develop positive relationships and make healthy choices.

Vision Statement:

  • The vision of the Cole Elementary School Counseling Program is for all students to be empowered in using the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, social/emotional, and career success, and to reach their fullest potential as respectful, responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.


  • Confidentiality is essential for the school counselor to maintain a trusting and supportive relationship with students. Students are informed that what they discuss with Mrs. Burton is kept private or a "secret" unless they are in danger, someone else is in danger, or if they give permission to the counselor to share the information with a trusted adult. If a student shares information that is believed to be crucial to his or her safety or well-being, the student will be informed that parent(s)/guardian(s) must be notified.
What you say in here, stays in here. Except if someone is hurting you, you want to hurt someone, you want to hurt yourself.
Mrs. Burton reading a story to a second grade class