Elementary School Counselor
I am fortunate to be a part of the WWRSD community since 2012. My previous experience includes elementary teacher and school counselor in various districts in the area. As school counselor Berkeley School, I am committed to working with the students to maximize their academic, social, and emotional development, focusing on the whole child. In addition to working with students, I believe that communication between home and school is an essential component to the success of our students. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and/or concerns you may have.
In addition to counseling students individually, I also conduct small group counseling and whole class lessons. I am a member of the Intervention and Referral Services team and serve on the 504 Committee for Berkeley School. Lastly, I serve as the Anti-Bullying Specialist for Berkeley School. For more information regarding the Westwood Regional School District's Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy, click here.
I look forward to a positive, successful year for all the students. By developing positive coping strategies, appropriate social skills, and successful conflict resolution methods, I hope to help students create a "toolbox" that they will be able to use as they travel through elementary school and beyond.
Some Of The Things A School Counselor Does:
Deliver Classroom Lessons
Instill an Understanding and Practice of Mindfulness
Provide Individual Counseling
Conduct Social Skills Groups
Serve as Berkeley HIB Specialist
Coordinate the Section 504 Process
Serve as Intervention and Referral Services Chairperson
Promote Positive School Wide Culture/Climate
Some Benefits Of The Counseling Program For Students, Parents, Staff
Provide school based, solution focused guidance services.
Provide opportunities to learn about self and others.
Develop communication skills and problem-solving strategies.
Promote character development.
Provide added communication between home and school.
Provide resources to student and family.
Collaborative effort to address student needs.
Assist in sustaining positive and healthy school environment.
Offer resources for students with social, emotional, and/or academic needs.