The September Character Trait is Self Direction - making choices that lead us in the right direction
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Master of Education in Counselor Education: School Counseling
I am thrilled to be Clearwater's School Counselor! The 2017-2018 school year is my 5th year in Aiken County and my 4th year at CES. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in Counselor Education: School Counseling. In addition to being a certified School Counselor in Georgia and South Carolina, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
I am a member of the American School Counselor Association, the Palmetto State School Counselor Association, and the Palmetto State Teacher's Association.
When I am not at school, I enjoy playing with my sweet kitty (who can be quite mischevious), playing tennis, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
My role as a school counselor is to help guide students academic, career and social-emotional growth so they will succeed in school and also be prepared to lead fulfilling lives after graduation. I collaborate with school professionals and families to best meet the needs of my students. Students may self-refer, or they may be referred by school professionals, or parents.
All students in grades 4K-5 will receive monthly classroom guidance lessons. In classroom guidance we will utilize the Second Step social-emotional program to enhance social skills and emotional regulation. We will also have lessons on career development topics, friendship, personal body safety, and academic success skills.
Students also have the opportunity to meet with the counselor individually or in small groups.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.