What is the Role of a School Counselor?School Counselors Meet Elementary School Students’ Developmental Needs
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and social/emotional needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills students acquire in the areas of academic, career and social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.
Meeting the Challenge
Elementary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. Elementary school counselors don’t work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve school success. School counselors align with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century. This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school counseling program. This program includes individual counseling services, small group counseling, classroom guidance lessons and school climate improvement programs.
Current School Counseling Small Groups and Classes
- Small Groups
- Small groups will begin during the months of September, December and March . If you would like to refer your student for small group counseling, please use the link below. Topics will include: Social Skills, Self-Regulation (controlling emotions and impulses), Listening Skills, Academic Motivation and Goal Setting, Divorce, Grief, and others based on need.
- Classroom Lessons
- Self-Regulation, Anti-Bullying and Emotion Management (how to calm down from worry, stress, anger or fear) lessons will be provided to every classroom throughout the year on a rotating basis.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S., Public Relations, University of Florida M.A., Counseling, University of San Diego Pupil Services Credential, School Counseling, State of CA National Certified Counselor, NBCC Bullying Prevention Specialist, ASCA
Mrs. Stacey Rawson
Mrs. Rawson is a credentialed school counselor who is working during the 2019-2020 school year at Carlton Hills School and Hill Creek School
To refer your student for school counseling services, please fill out this brief referral form: https://form.jotform.us/63351243646151
Carlton Hills: Monday/ Wednesday/ Thursday
Hill Creek: Tuesday/ Friday
Before counseling in the Santee School District, Mrs. Rawson was a school counselor in San Diego Unified School District. She specializes in social skill development, bullying prevention and programs to improve school climate.