The primary role of the elementary school counselor is to be a support for the students’ academic, personal, and/or social needs. School counselors also collaborate and consult with staff and parents regarding how best to meet the needs of students. Group and individual counseling services are available to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The most common issues addressed in group counseling are friendship, getting along, and expressing emotions appropriately. Groups typically run for 6-8 weeks.
The counselor provides classroom lessons which encourage and teach children the many skills needed for personal development, career exploration, and educational development. If you need to contact me, please leave a voicemail at (816) 349-3652 or email me at CFells@center.k12.mo.us.
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