•    What is an elementary school counselor?

    • A certified, specially-trained professional
    • A special friend when a child needs someone to listen
    • A caring person who provides help and guidance to teachers, parents, students, and administrators
    • Someone who counsels with students both individually and in groups

    What does an elementary school counselor do?

    • Conducts a developmental guidance and counseling program that aligns with the American School Counseling Association standards
    • Works with classes, groups of children, and individuals
    • Conducts staff development for faculty as needed
    • Utilizes referral services and community resources
    • Conducts parent and teacher conferences
    • Coordinates several programs to help our community
    • Provides individual counseling to
      • help students develop communication skills
      • help students develop positive interpersonal relationship skills
      • help students set positive goals, exercise responsibility and improve academic success
      • help provide support during a crisis

    A child may see the counselor for:

    • Review and discussion of academic needs
    • Any problems that they may have
    • A loss of a family member or clos friend
    • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • Improvement and aid in the development of positive self-esteem
    • Family concerns or fears
    • Developing and increasing social and organizational skills