What Does a 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


    What are some specific things Mrs. Vaughan 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



    - Facilitates/Assists with the following programs:

    • Be the One
    • PALS
    • Character Education and Core Essentials    
    • SEL Program
    • Family Engagement
    • Watch DOGS
    • Sky Ranch
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Super Specials
    • Awards Celebrations