What does the School Counselor Do?
Who are Elementary School Counselors?
Elementary school counselors are master-degree level professionals who provide a school counseling program to support students, staff, parents, and the community. School Counselors are trained to develop a program that is comprehensive, developmental, and preventive. The program focuses on services that address the academic, personal/social, and college/career development of our students.
Please watch this video that describes the role and responsibilities of an Elementary School Counselor.
What services does the Elementary School Counselor provide?
All professional school counselors are trained to provide these services in a variety of efficient and effective methods, including:
- individual Student Planning
- Responsive Services
- System Support
Individual Student Planning
- Short and long-term goal setting
- Consult with parents and teachers regarding academic issues
- School transitions
- Individual and small group counseling
- Please note that we do NOT provide long-term therapy and typically meet with a student no more than 8 continuous times over a school year. For ongoing and serious mental health needs, we are happy to work with a student and their families to refer them to outside providers.
- Referrals to community resources
- Participation in school committees
- Program management
- Professional development
Children may face difficulties that can prevent them from doing their best in school. These difficulties can handle school adjustment issues, stress, family change, grief, fears, or difficulties with relationships. Having support through difficult times can be essential to a child's educational success.
Students are informed that if they would like to meet with us, they can request a meeting through their parent/guardian or teacher. Students are also referred to meet by parents/guardians, or school site staff. Please let your counselor know if there is a situation in which you feel she may be of help.
Nancy Brinkley (Grades 4-5)
Juliana Mirmohammadi (Grades 2-3)