Inspiring Excellence. Inspired Students.

Inspiring Excellence. Inspired Students.

       School Counselors are committed to supporting the personal growth of students within an educational setting.

 As a result, school counselors support the goals of the Owen J. Roberts School DistrictSchool Counselors coordinate a program of

 counseling and consultation services to do the following: assist students in attaining academic success; identify students in need of additional

 resources; and create school-wide programs to meet emerging needs.

 An Elementary Counselor helps children be successful in school by: 
  • Helping children develop self-confidence
  • Helping children develop social skills
  • Helping children learn problem solving skills
  • Helping children feel safe in a friendly, nurturing environment
  • Being an accepting, helpful person to whom children can turn.

 An Elementary Counselor helps school staff by:

  •  Working with the Instructional Support Team.
  •  Providing a longitudinal view of each child.
  •  Being a resource through the consultative process.
  •  Providing resource materials
  •  Being a liaison between home and school.

An Elementary Counselor helps parents by:

  • Counseling with parents.
  • Advising parents of strategies for school support.
  • Providing resource materials.
  • Helping parents understand developmental growth of children.

How does the Elementary Counselor help?

  • By conducting guidance class visits.
  • By working with the Instructional Support Team.
  • By providing individual and small group counseling.
  • By fostering informal contacts.
  • By consulting with resource people.
  • By maintaining school records.