Lamar Elementary Counselor
Lamar Elementary Counselor works with students in grades PK through 1st. A counselor's role is to help all students fully develop their academic, career, personal and social abilities. Elementary counselors are professional educators who deliver a comprehensive guidance program consisting of the following four components:
Classroom Guidance - The elementary counselor will teach guidance lessons in all classrooms addressing basic life-long skills including responsible behavior, conflict resolution, goal setting, career planning, character education, among others. Counselors use a variety of developmentally appropriate techniques to engage students in learning.
Responsive Services -The Lamar Elementary counselor will sometimes provide short-term individual counseling sessions or they may see students in small group settings, when deemed appropriate. Concerns that might be affecting a students' achievement in school are typically addressed in these sessions.
Individual Planning- The Lamar Counselor assists 1st graders as they plan for their transition to Houston Elementary by coordinating events with their elementary school counterparts and providing this information to students and their parents.
System Support - Counselors assist in referring students to appropriate support programs and services, both within the school setting and to outside agencies. They also participate in professional development to enhance their counseling skills and job effectiveness on an ongoing basis throughout the school year.