What is a Counselor?

  •  The Elementary School Counselor

    • counsels children individually and in small groups
    • teaches guidance lessons in classrooms
    • consults with teachers and parents to promote a student's academic success
    • provides information on community resources for families
    • processes referrals for the identification of special academic needs for children
    • participates in curriculum development
    • promotes student achievement and character education through special events
    • offers positive strategies for all learners

    Classroom Guidance Topics

    • Character Education
    • Conflict Resolution and Bullying
    • Individual differences
    • Peer Relations and conflict resolution
    • Substance abuse awareness and prevention
    • Personal safety Career awareness
    • Study and test-taking skills
    • Decision making and problem-solving
    • Self-esteem and internal motivation
    • Strategies for coping with emotions and difficult situations

    Individual & Group Counseling

    • Helps children cope with difficult and/or unchangeable life events
    • Teaches children to recognize and make use of their potential
    • Gives children the opportunity to share their feelings and concerns
    • Develop problem-solving strategies
    • Teaches decision-making skills
    • Builds self-esteem and confidence


    "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."   ~Dr. Seuss


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