• Elementary School Guidance Program

    Mission Statement

    The mission of our School Counseling Program is to maximize every student’s social, educational and career development potential in order to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

     

    As part of the guidance program, I will be providing special activities for the students throughout the year. The guidance program consists of small group counseling, individual counseling and classroom guidance lessons.

    All grade levels will receive classroom guidance during the year. A variety of topics will be covered during these classroom presentations. I will be working with teachers to provide lessons that will be most beneficial to the students and which are also in accordance with the Ohio Standards for School Counseling programs and the school's "Second Step" Curriculum. The following are examples of lesson topics that may be addressed:

    • Self-esteem -- feeling good about yourself
      Study skills, time management, and organizational skills
      Understanding yourself and your emotions
      Decision making and problem solving skills
      Cooperation and teamwork
      Conflict resolution
      Career awareness
      Multicultural awareness
      Emergency situations/dealing with strangers

     

    • Small group counseling involves working with groups of children with various needs and/or interests. Possible group topics include developing a positive self image, self control, cooperation, family changes, study skills and stress management.  Groups can help foster friendship and enhance self-esteem. 
    • Individual counseling is available for children who have a special concern or need someone to talk with. Referrals for group or individual counseling can be made by anyone who is in close contact with the child such as a parent or teacher; children may also do self referrals to the counselor.
    • Observe students in various school environments
    • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers, and students
    • Respond to school crises or emergency situations
    • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issue

    The goal of the guidance counseling program is to encourage every child to be the best person they can be. I hope to provide opportunities for the children to positively interact with one another and feel good about themselves and their school experiences.

    I am looking forward to working with your children. If you would like more information on any of the topics mentioned above, please feel free to contact me.