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Stacey Thomas is the counselor at Story Elementary.  She has six years of school counseling experience and is a great resource to our students, staff, and parents.  If you have any questions or need some support, please feel free to contact Mrs. Thomas at 972-727-0570.

Please visit Mrs. Thomas' website for parent resources, program overview, newsletters, and guidance calendar.

 

What Does the School Counselor Do?
 
An Elementary School Counselor provides:
   -School Guidance Curriculum
       -A comprehensive program that promotes knowledge and skills in three content areas: academic achievement, career development and personal/social growth
   -Individual and Small Group Student Planning
       -Ongoing activities designed to help individual and small groups of students to establish personal goals and develop future plans
   -Responsive Services
       -Includes: consultation, individual/small-group counseling, crisis response, referrals, peer mediation
   -System Support
       -Professional development, collaboration, program management and operation
 
Elementary School Counselors help students:
  -achieve academic goals.
  -develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.
  -cope with life changes.
  -develop problem solving and decision making skills.
  -develop emotionally and socially.
  -begin to develop career goals.
 
Elementary School Counselors help school staff:
  -understand and meet students' personal, social, emotional, academic, and
    behavioral needs.
 
Elementary School Counselors help parents:
  -understand their child's emotions and behaviors.
  -access community resources when needed.
  -with strategies to use at home with problem behaviors.
  -interpret standardized test scores.
 
What are some specific things Mrs. Thomas does?
 
- Classroom Guidance for all grade levels
- Work with small groups and individual students for a variety of reasons
  such as:
     -behavioral concerns
     -attendance concerns
     -academic concerns
     -family/life changes and crises
     -friendship issues
     -grief
     -anxiety
- Facilitates/Assists with the following programs:
     -Rachel's Challenge
     -Peer Mediation    
     -PALs
     -KC Club
     -Watch DOGS
     -Red Ribbon Week
     -6th grade registration