This will be my 7th year as a school counselor and second year at Southview Elementary. I graduated from The University of Georgia with my Bachelors degree in Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in professional School Counseling. I am passionate about school counseling and love working with students. I am excited to have the honor to work at Southview and I'm looking forward to another great year! 


 School Counselors (formerly called "guidance counselors") are advocates, professionally-trained counselors, and educators.  School Counselors work with teachers, administrators, and others in a school to facilitate social, emotional, academic, and college/career development with students.  A school counselor is trained to recognize the needs of groups and individual students within a school, and to develop targeted interventions to meet those needs. School counselors teach classroom lessons, lead small groups, and work with students one-on-one when needed.  The key to an effective school counselor is building rapport and trust with students so that students feel comfortable reaching out in the midst of difficult situations that interrupt that students' ability to learn, focus, and/or get along with others.

School Counseling Services 

Monthly Social Emotional Learning ( SEL)  Lessons 

Small Groups 

Individual Counseling


 And much more…


 The administration, faculty, and staff at Southview Elementary School are dedicated to a “zero” tolerance for bullying behavior. This does not mean that it does not happen, but it does mean that we work hard to address these issues quickly and effectively when we become aware of them. We have implemented a system-wide anti-bullying program entitled HALT. Harassment Awareness Learning Together. 

We encourage you to help in this endeavor to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for your child at school by reporting incidents of bullying behavior to us as well as talking to your child about bullying behavior. If we all work together, we can stop it. We have to teach our kids that fighting is not the answer.

COVID-19 Parent Information

Coronavirus Handout - Counselor Keri.pdf
Coronavirus Crisis.pdf

Do you and your family need food assistance? 

Secret Meals is a program provided by the Alabama Credit Union foundation that provides food packets to students every Friday. If you are interested in signing your student up for Secret Meals, please contact Ms. Effre or complete the following form:

Please note that the Secret meals bags will not begin until September! 

For more information please visit the Secret Meals website at 

Helpful Links 

Contact information

Ms. Danielle Effre  


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