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. Again this year, I will be splitting my time between Red Bridge and Boone Elementary to teach classroom lessons, facilitate small groups, and to meet with students one-on-one. I will be at Red Bridge every Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon, and Friday. I am at Boone Mondays, Wednesday mornings and Thursdays. If you need to contact me, please leave a voicemail at (816) 612-4207 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a wonderful year!