Meet our Counselor!
I am so excited to begin another year at Powell Elementary! I am here to help all of our students with issues that may be affecting their academics, social interactions and mental health. If you need any help or have any concerns regarding your child, please feel free to contact me.
What Does a School Counselor Do?
Classroom guidance includes whole-group instruction, discussion, working in groups, art activities, and role-playing. Topics covered in classroom guidance include: character education, bullying prevention, social skills, career development, conflict resolution and self-control. Units are developed with a focus on the academic and personal/social development of all students and are based on the needs of the students and teachers.
Individual Counseling is available for all students. Students can be referred by themselves, teachers, or parents. During individual counseling, students are empowered to create their own goals and to build on their strengths in order to make positive changes. Topics covered during individual counseling will vary based on the student’s needs, but can include: anger management, conflict resolution, improving academic skills, coping with death or dealing with crisis situations.
Small Group Counseling
Small group counseling allows me to work with four to six students on a specific topic. Groups are usually formed based on a need identified by students, teachers, or parents. Groups meet for six sessions during the school day and parent permission is obtained before groups begin. Topics covered can include: developing healthy friendships, divorce, and reducing test anxiety and grief.
Parent and teacher consultations can cover behavioral or academic concerns, classroom interventions, behavior management, or personal/social needs of students. Parent consultations may also focus upon concerns at school or home, parenting strategies, or developmental concerns.