In an ethical manner, the elementary counselor serves as a student advocate in collaboration with teachers and parents.
The elementary school counselor facilitates individual and small group counseling, coordinates students support teams, and organizes parent meetings and presentations to facilitate communication. The counselor is available to all students seeking support in academics or social problems. Students may refer themselves or a teacher or parent may refer them to the counselor.
An integral part of the counseling program is to provide proactive and preventative services to all students via character education classes. Character Education classes in grades 2-5 are focused towards helping students develop pro-social behavior, problem solving skills, and managing emotions. The social-emotional skills are taught in collaboration with students and classroom teachers via six pillars: respect, caring, trustworthiness, responsibility, citizenship, and fairness. Furthermore, students are taught how to apply these traits in interactive ways such role playing, school wide assemblies, and team building grade level activities.