S is for Success.. You are the key to your success, and my focus is your success too!
U is for Understanding. As high school students you aren't expected to understand everything or know what to do all the time. I am trained to understand how to help adolescents, and be there to listen to you, and lead you in the right direction when you need help.
P is for Patience. High school is 4 years and it's not always going to be easy. Exercising patience throughout your academics will make your journey more enjoyable and rewarding.
P is for Possibilities. Allow yourself to explore different opportunities while in school and embrace the joy of trying new things...the possibilities are endless.
O is for Open Minded. I commit to having an open mind, and expect students to do the same.
R is for Resources. I will work with students to help them identify the resources they have within themselves, as well as outside resources that will help them be more successful. Below is a list of local agencies that can often be a huge help.
T is for Together. Together I will work with students, teachers, parents and the community to help all students achieve their academic, career and personal/social goals.
INDIVIDUAL & GROUP COUNSELING
Counseling can be provided in a small group or on an individual basis for students expressing difficulties dealing with relationships, personal concerns or normal developmental tasks. Individual and small-group counseling helps students identify problems, causes, alternative and possible consequences so they can take appropriate action. As a school counselor I do not provide therapy to students, but I can refer students whose needs I am unable to meet in the school setting to an outside service.
Personal Issues your School Counselor can assist you with:Abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual)
Family and Relationship Issues or concerns
Health & Safety Concerns
Problem Solving Skills
Self Awareness and Self Confidence
DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) was signed into law on September 13, 2010 and took effect on July 1, 2012. The act seeks to provide the State's public schools with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function.
GENERAL STANDARDS FOR STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL/SOCIAL SUCCESS
*Students will understand and appreciate self
*Students will develop a sense of community
*Students will make decisions, set goals, and take actions
*Students will understand personal health & safety