• School Counselor

    An Elementary School Counselor is…

    • An advocate for students’ academic and social emotional learning.

    • A support and resource for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members.

    • Legally obligated to maintain confidentiality.

    • A teacher of social emotional learning. This occurs through school-wide events, classroom lessons, small groups and individual sessions.

    • An ally.

    An Elementary School Counselor is NOT…

    • A therapist.

      • School Counseling is short term and goal oriented related to academic, social and/or emotional difficulties occurring at school.

    • A mind reader.

      • They cannot be effective in helping children if important information is withheld from them.

    • A judge.

      • Things happen in life and they are there to help get you through them.


Last Modified on September 3, 2016