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School Counseling Philosophy:
Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid ~Albert Einstein
As a middle school counselor, it is my belief that all students have the ability to be successful academically, socially, and emotionally. Through one-on-one, small group, and classroom guidance lessons, it is my job to collaborate with parents, teachers, and administration to ensure that each student’s unique needs are being met in and outside of the classroom settings.
Middle school is an exciting time for adolescents and not one without its share of challenges. Together the students and I work through topics such as goal setting, study skills, personal care, drug and alcohol education and refusal skills, conflict resolution, mental health, and career skills exploration in the hopes of achieving personal growth that procures an individualized understanding and preparedness for high school and beyond.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime with any comments or concerns. I can be reached at 920-668-8518 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Smittkamp - School Counselor
School Counselors Provide Services For:
o Deliver support with conflict resolution, peer relationships, self-concept, and family relationships
o Provide access to Academic and Career Planning services and goal setting
o Make appropriate referrals for services within the school and community
o Guide students with academic support, career development, and personal/social education
o Communicate and exchange information with parents (confidentiality permitting) via conferences, parent education workshops, and newsletters
o Provide consultation with parents to facilitate their student's school attendance, academic achievement, and personal growth
o Consult with teachers regarding student academic achievement, social development, and future plans
o Facilitate parent/teacher meetings
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