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Whitesburg P-8 Counseling Department

Grades Counselor Email
Kindergarten-5th Grade Latorea Brooks latorea.brooks@hsv-k12.org
6th-8th Grades Michelle Beaver michelle.beaver@hsv-k12.org
NOVA Willow Caldeira willow.caldeira@hsv-k12.org
 

Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse and mobile society with new technologies and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizens, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally that impact academic achievement.

Professional school counselors align and work with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century.  This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental, and systematic school-counseling program.

The ASCA National Standards in the academic, career, and personal/social domains are the foundation for this work. The ASCA National Model: A Framework For School Counseling Programs (2), with its data-driven and results-based focus serves as a guide for today’s school counselor who is uniquely trained to implement this program.

 

WBP8 Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:

 

Advisory/Classroom Guidance

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and study skills
  • Career awareness and the world of work
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal setting
  • Academic plans
  • Career plans
  • Problem solving
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
  • Transition plans

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small-group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
  • Peer mediation
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management and operation