Mrs. McDonald's Counselor Corner

Welcome to the School Counseling page for Baker Elementary School, where it's a great place to GROW!

Meet Your School Counselor!

Hello! My name is Heather McDonald. I started working in the mental health field in 2006, began working in education in 2009, and have been a licensed professional school counselor since 2010. I have worked in all grade levels K-12, but elementary is my favorite! Not only am I a Baker faculty member, I am also a proud parent of 2 Baker Bulldogs, and one up-and-coming Baker Bulldog! My husband and I moved to Tennessee from San Diego, CA in 2006 after his service in the United States Marine Corps. We are proud to be part of such a wonderful community and an amazing school family! When I am not at school I like to read, do Yoga and run, spend time outside with my family swimming, hiking, camping and exploring new places and finding new adventures!

I am honored to get the opportunity to be part of your children's lives here at school. My number one job as a school counselor is to be an ADVOCATE for all of my students. Please contact me if you think I could be of help to your child(ren) at any time throughout the school year.


THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR AT BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BELIEVES:

  • Each student has inherent worth.
  • Each student has the potential to succeed in LIFE as Lifelong learners, Independent thinkers, Fearless innovators, and Exemplary citizens.
  • Each student should have access to a high quality comprehensive counseling program, regardless of ethnic, cultural, racial, gender, economic, or special needs differences.
  • A high quality comprehensive school counseling program will remain relevant and effective through use of data to design, implement, and evaluate its services.
  • Collaboration with students, families, stakeholders, and community partners is crucial to meeting the needs of students.
  • In abiding by the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors.

BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR VISION:

The School Counselor at Baker Elementary school will ADVOCATE for all students.

Academic Growth

Discipline

Value

Overcoming challenges

Caring

Accountable to self and others

Teamwork

Enthusiastic about life

BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR MISSION:

The School Counselor at Baker Elementary supports all stakeholders and ADVOCATES for all students to GROW academically, socially and emotionally to become productive citizens.