Settles Bridge Counseling Department


     Counseling Team


    Our Mission:

    To promote educational performance by providing each student with the opportunities to acquire the academic, career, personal, and social competencies necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success in a safe environment.


    The counselors at Settles Bridge Elementary School have aligned the work of the counseling and guidance program to the American School Counseling Association's (ASCA) National Model.  As such, the counselors will deliver effective programming through both direct and indirect student services, including the following:

    1.      School Counseling Curriculum - guidance lessons or activities to promote the knowledge, attitudes and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. The lessons include classroom guidance, group activities, and parent workshops and instruction.

    2.      Individual Student Planning - activities designed to assist students to establish personal goals and develop future plans, which include appraisals and individual or small group advisement.

    3.      Responsive Services - activities that meet students' immediate needs and concerns, such as consultation, individual and small group counseling, crisis counseling, referrals, and peer facilitation.

    4.      System Support - activities that enhance the school counseling program and support the school. The activities include professional development, consultation and collaboration, and program management and operations.



    Our Philosophy:

    The counselors at Settles Bridge Elementary believe--

    All students have unique and individual personal potential and are capable of achieving their potential if given appropriate opportunities

    All students are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect

    All students have the right to a safe, nurturing and encouraging learning environment which supports and enhances student achievement

    All students have the right to be served by a professional school counselor as well as by a developmentally appropriate and comprehensive school counseling curriculum