• What does an Elementary School Counselor do?

    An important role of the Elementary Counselor is to be

    an advocate for students.


    The Elementary School Counseling Program

    • To provide assistance to all students with their social, emotional, and intellectual growth
    • To provide developmentally appropriate individual, small group, and classroom lessons for students regarding social, emotional, personal, family, behavioral, or peer difficulties, which are interfering with their educational or personal growth
    • To provide support for teachers with students receiving special educational services 
    • To provide teachers, parents, and students with referral resources in various areas such as:  child development, academic abilities, parenting challenges, outside counseling services, grief and loss, family change and dynamics, suicide awareness, and various other mental health issues
    • Assist with the formulation of the IEP (individual educational plan) and coordinate counseling services recommended 
    • Assist parents, teachers, and students with the use and interpretation of tests results and student records
    • Maintain confidentiality at all times, unless a “need to know” situation arises, during that time, the counseling will collaboratively work with the principal, teachers, parents, and students regarding the well-being of the student