Monday, August 26, 2013

What do School Counselors Do?

What do School Counselors do?   School Counselors are trained in a rigorous Graduate degree program specifically designed with schools and students in mind.  School counselors have a Code of Ethics that they use to direct programing and decision making.  School counselors use data to make decisions in every student's life.  They assist with academic, career and personal/social development needs of ALL students.
Dr. McPherson a 2011 School Counselor of the year gives an explanation of a school counselors role.
Video: What does a School Counselor Do?

 The American School Counseling Association discusses the Role of a School Counselor: 'School counselors make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students."

This means that as your School Counselor I am happy to meet with students and parents to discuss any issues, concerns, and or questions about academic, personal/social and career decisions.  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Welcome back! September 3rd.

Welcome to the Leonard Middle School Student Services blog.  It is our intention to communicate about what is happening at our fabulous middle school.