First and foremost, I see each child as a unique individual and should be treated with integrity, respect, and dignity. I believe that every student can be successful with guidance and reassurance. Fostering a positive self-image is a collaborative effort for schools, teachers, parents, and those in the community to help our students to develop positive character traits and skills that will aim them in becoming productive citizens. I believe a school counselor is to assist in providing important and diverse guidance to aid in addressing a student’s emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and psychological needs.
A good education includes not only learning to read, write, and do math, but learning good social skills is very important as well. This means, among other things, learning how to get along with other children, making good choices, controlling emotions, accepting responsibility, and being aware of strengths and weaknesses. While many of these skills are taught at home, it is my intent to supplement learning that takes place at home with small group and classroom guidance lessons.
I am also here to help students who are facing particular difficulties. Family disruptions such as a personal or family illness, death, or divorce may affect children at school. If your family is experiencing anything out of the ordinary, please let me know. Another one of my major functions is to be of help to parents. If you have a particular concern about your child, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the matter.
It is important to remember that school personnel and parents working together are a winning combination for children. All children deserve to be winners. Together we can help your child realize this goal.
If I can be of any help to you, please call my direct line at 281-576-2221, ext. 3121, between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30. If I am not available, please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .