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 Tami Nelson

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Tami Nelson

  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!!

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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/

 

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