Welcome to Sanford Elementary’s Counseling Corner! My role is to guide students on the right path - maximizing social, personal, and academic success. I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling, specializing in the school setting. As your school counselor, I can assist with any social or emotional needs, family changes, and peer relations. Please contact me should you have any questions or concerns about your child.


Kelley Loyd



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What does a counselor do?

  • Counsels individually with children

  • Teaches guidance lessons in the classroom (character education)

  • Conducts small group counseling (social skill groups, peer relations, etc.)

  • Consults with parents in private conferences about their child

  • Collaborates with teachers

  • Provides information on community resources for families

In Individual and/or group counseling, I …

  • Help children cope with difficult and/or unchangeable life events

  • Help children recognize and make use of their potential

  • Give children the opportunity to share their feelings and concerns

  • Develop problem solving abilities

  • Teach decision making skills

  • Build self-esteem and confidence

  • Work on the area of self-discipline


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