WHO ARE THEY?
School Counselors focus on prevention and development for ALL students.
As members of the educational team, school counselors work with students, parents, school personnel, and other stakeholders to promote and support the academic, career, and social/emotional development of students.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
- Counsel students and parents individually and in groups on topics such as learning skills, assertiveness, college and career development, connection and friendship building, stress management, problem solving, and other topics that promote positive student growth.
- Work together with stakeholders to increase protective factors in the lives of students.
- Teach students the connection between school skills and career skills through use of career curriculum and other initiatives.
- Organize career and college experiences for students, including, speakers, career days, and other initiatives.
- Teach the Second Step Curriculum, which promotes learning skills, assertiveness, stress management, and problem solving with age appropriate lessons that also encourage positive peer interaction.
- Provide consultation to school personnel regarding student educational and developmental needs.
School counselors are bound by professional ethics and are responsible for their continued professional growth and development. Confidentiality is of utmost importance.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your elementary school counselor.