parents ask me questions about my job as counselor. Some parents are
concerned if their child goes to talk to the counselor. My job has
several parts. I talk with students as whole classrooms, as small
groups, and as individuals. I also coordinate different achievement
testing throughout the school year.
Several times each year I
will go into a child's classroom and talk to the entire class about such
topics as self-esteem, respect, making friends, and making good
choices. At times I will talk to a student individually. Perhaps a best
friend has moved away or a family member has died. Perhaps there is a
new baby in the family. Many factors can influence how a child feels.
The counselor's office is just a place to come and talk about things,
and hopefully leave feeling better.
Some parents are afraid there
is a serious problem if their child has spoken to the counselor.
Nothing could be further from the truth. We encourage students to think
of the counselor as a friend who will listen. A counselor's job is
mostly hugs, smiles, guidance, and encouraging words.
If there is any time I can be of help to your child, please feel free to call me at 323-1143 ext 2109.
Aletha A. Nelson
PLEASE TURN IN YOU 5 YEAR PLANS