Nancy Baker , School Counselor
What do school counselors do? Are we there for only the emergency crisis situations? No! Counselors are there for the everyday needs of students. Counselors support and encourage students as they navigate both the joys and the frustrations which can be a part of growing up and being at school.
What does a school counseling program provide to the students? A school counseling program is preventative and developmental in nature to meet the needs of all students. A visit to the school counselor is not a bad thing! We are here to encourage students to be life-long learners and help students to recognize and build on their own unique strengths. We provide training on the skills that children need to be successful with both academics and in social areas.
The counseling program has three components:
Some topics that may be discussed with students are:
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