Resources and Support
At Westminster Elementary School, I provide a safe and confidential environment for students to discuss many topics regarding their social/emotional needs, career goals as well as academic success.
Some topics that we may discuss include: friendship issues, stress, time management, goal-setting, academic planning, bullying, family changes, social skills, organization, career exploration and development of problem solving skills.
Small Group Counseling
Throughout the year, I run small counseling groups based on the needs of the students. These are the following group topics that may be run in any given school year:
- Social Skills
- Divorce or Family Changes.
- Organization/Study Skills
Classroom Counseling Lessons
Throughout the year, I will provide many classroom lessons that are geared specifically to the needs of the students and the school. I provide a comprehensive counseling program that covers all three ASCA domains of career, academics and social/emotional needs.
I provide many academic interventions to enhance student success. I work individually with students on their time management skills, study skills and organization. I occasionally conduct classroom observations or complete weekly assessments of student's academic progress. I work with teachers to provide supplementary interventions unique to each student’s specific needs, in order to ensure that every student will excel to their highest academic potential.
I collaborate with administration and faculty to facilitate behavioral interventions for students in need of support in the areas of safety, respect, and responsibility.
I work closely with staff, administration and parents to monitor the progress of students and to ensure that effective interventions are provided. I attend weekly meetings discussing student concerns related to academics, social/emotional, and attendance concerns. In addition, I work closely with middle school counselors and fifth grade students in preparation for their transition to middle school.
Here are a few helpful resources!
Carroll County Public School Counselor Roles and Services
American School Counselor Association
Connect With Kids
101 Things to do this Summer
One Tough Job
Carroll County Youth Services Bureau
Get Connected: Family Resource Center
Human Services Programs of Carroll County
Coping with Grief