Where am I?
What Does the School Counselor Do?My name is Wendy Karr and I am the counselor at Spring Hill Elementary School. School counseling at the elementary level provides support for students in the areas of academic growth, personal/social development, and career exploration. Guidance lessons are presented on a bi-weekly basis in each of the classrooms to promote positive life skills and character development. My primary objective as the counselor at SHES is to ensure student success by providing support to students and serving as a resource to parents and teachers. While developmental issues can hinder student learning, both individual and group counseling can provide a safe environment for students to learn and practice new skills to help them succeed in school.
Why should students talk with the school counselor?The school counselor is always a great listener. I can help you celebrate good news, discover the solution to a problem, or just listen when you are sad. Below I have listed reasons others have come to my office.
- Friendship Problems
- Being teased or bullied
- Loss of a pet or family member
- Feelings of anger
- Divorce or changes in your family
- Learning to make new friends
- Setting goals
- Trouble with school work
- Understanding feelings