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 Elementary School Counselor is NOT…
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.
Things happen in life and they are there to help get you through them.
Last Modified on September 3, 2016