Meet the Counselor
Degrees and Certifications:
I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Southern Illinois University and my master’s degree in elementary and secondary counseling from Murray State University. I have taught in both preschool and elementary school settings for 14 years in both Kentucky and Tennessee before becoming a school counselor in Tennessee in 2006. I look forward to getting to know all of you this year. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have. TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE THIS YEAR GREAT!!
Why Elementary School Counselors?
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. The professional elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.
**Information provided by the American School Counselor Association- http://www.schoolcounselor.org/