Hello and Welcome!
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and start by saying that I am so excited to be a part of this school community! Working with students has always been a joy of mine, and I firmly believe in the importance of establishing relationships with the families and communities that impact these students outside of the school every day. By unifying as parents/guardians, teachers, community members, and school leaders, we can collaboratively invest in the success, development, and lifelong growth of our students.
During my journey to school counseling, I worked in an academic advising office at a large university where I was able to grow in my love for the education field. By meeting with students one-on-one and welcoming first-year students to campus during orientation, I saw firsthand the importance of academic development and career exploration beyond the secondary-school setting. Seeking to gain more experience working with children, I spent a year working in an after-school-care enrichment program at an elementary school where I was also a Pre-K teacher. This experience helped me recognize a deficit in social-emotional learning for elementary students and their need to feel love, safety, and belonging within the school environment, which further fueled my passion for the school counseling field.
I am exciting for the opportunity to learn and work with you in the year to come. Please feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you again for welcoming me into your school. I am looking forward to what this year has in store!
All the best,
Meet the School Counselor
Paige Alven graduated from Auburn University in December 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and minor in Human Development and Family Studies. During this time, she worked in higher education and an elementary school setting where she discovered a passion for working with students.
She is currently pursuing her M.S./Ed.S. degrees in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and hopes to work in an elementary school setting in the future. She currently holds a Graduate Assistantship position in the Students First Office of UNCG where she enjoys advising undergraduate students through career exploration, campus engagement, and major declaration. She is excited to continue gaining experience and learning new ways to advocate for her students and the counseling profession as a whole.