Crockett Counselor's Corner
My responsibility as a guidance counselor is to make sure each child receives the best education possible. A good education includes things such as learning to read, write and work through math problems. Another very important part of a child's education is making sure that their emotional and physical needs are met. Physical needs are met when a student receives a good meal and gets enough sleep at night. It is my job to ensure that your child learns how to get along with others, and how to make wise choices and utilize self-control. I also make sure that our students understand the consequences of their choices and accept responsibilty.
I work with students who are facing personal difficulties. Family disruptions such as death, divorce, or an illness may affect a student's ability to work at school, and may decrease their ability to cope during these difficult times. In addition to working with students at Crockett, I also help parents. I provide them with resources in our community to help out with their individual needs. If parents have a concern about their child, I have an open door policy extended to parents which will allow us to discuss the situation. I consider confidentiality and ethics with my parents and students to be of the highest importance. I strongly believe that it is crucial for the school and home to work together and build a bridge for our students. In doing so, we become a winning combination for our students. All students deserve to be successful. Let's work together to make this a reality!
I see students upon a student, teacher, parent or principal request. If a child or parent would like routine counseling visits, a parent consent must be completed.
Having students interact in small group settings with others who are experiencing the same difficulites allows them to step into roles they may not be able to in a large group setting. Social development is very important in my guidance curriculum. If your child has been asked to participate in a group setting, please do not assume that he/she was identified for any other reason than I am trying to help all students build healthy relationships. Often I may call upon older students to participate in small group so they can lead and be a positive example to our younger students.