• Welcome to Ms. Nelson's
    Guidance and Counseling Website!


    Hello and thank you for visiting my website! I am the School Counselor at Jerry Junkins Elementary School. We are off to a great school year!

    I provide a variety of services to children, parents, teachers, and staff of the school. These services include but are not limited to: Individual Counseling, Small Group Counseling, Classroom Guidance Lessons, and Teacher / Parent Consultation. Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding the Guidance Program. This website will be updated throughout the year to describe small groups and guidance initiatives.

    My telephone number is (972)502-2410and my email address is vnelson@dallasisd.org. All my best wishes to you for a safe, happy, and productive school year!


    What do School Counselors do?

    School Counselors work in partnership with the school staff, parents, and the community to help students have a more positive and successful school experience. The primary focus of the school counseling and guidance program at the elementary level is prevention. School Counselors work with ALL students and our goal is to help empower students with self-knowledge, positive interpersonal skills, and coping strategies for the issues that at Jerry Junkins, I will provide services in the following ways:

    • Classroom guidance lessons
    • Small group counseling
    • Individual counseling
    • Assistance in crisis situations
    • Coordinate efforts with other school professionals in order to help students to be successful
    • Act as a consultant and referral source between school, parents, and community

    How does a student see the School Counselor?

    • Self-referral
    • Teacher referral
    • Parent referral
    • Administrative referral

    There are many reasons for children to seek out their school counselor.  The times that we live in can be stressful and difficult.  Many personal and school related problems can have a direct impact on a child’s ability to learn.  School counselors provide a safe and confidential environment for all students to help facilitate their academic and social success.

     

    I look forward to a wonderful and productive school year!