As the school counselor I believe...

I believe in providing child-centered, developmental, and preventive services that help students begin their journey through their educational career. I want to instill valuable academic and social/emotional skills in students, and aid in the development of career awareness. I will make myself visible in the school by visiting classrooms and delivering group and classroom lesson plans that target specific needs of students in that classroom.

I believe in taking a creative and age appropriate approach to counseling lessons and delivering through a combination of individual, group, and classroom counseling sessions. Every child deserves to be respected and valued for their differences which is why I will seek to maximize the holistic development of students in an atmosphere that recognizes and nurtures the uniqueness of individual students.

I will do my best to work collaboratively with school staff, students, families and community stakeholders to help implement a goal oriented program where I can track student progress academically, socially and emotionally. Through data tracking I will do my best to ensure all students succeed to the best of their ability in school and are prepared for meaningful, productive living.

I want to be seen as a resource not only to my students, but also fellow staff members and parents. I commit to being a student advocates who will work to maximize student potential and academic achievement.  In partnership with all stakeholders, I will work to facilitate and coordinate a multi-tiered support system to ensure that all students are have the ability to access the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their highest potential.