Guidance Counselor

Many of you may not have had a school counselor when you were in elementary school. For those of you who did, there is a good possibility that school counselors have different functions than they did ten or twenty years ago! First and foremost, it is my responsibility to help your child get the best possible education. A good education includes not only learning to read, write, and do math, and all of the other subject areas, but also includes learning how to get along with other children, problem solving and decision making, understanding feelings, and controlling anger. Other areas include appreciating similarities and differences, cooperating and developing friendship skills, accepting responsibility, being aware of strengths and weaknesses and setting short term and long term goals. Many of these skills are taught at home. It is my intent to supplement the learning from home through individual, small group, and large group guidance.

I also help students who are facing particular difficulties. Family disruptions such as illness, death, or divorce may affect children at school. If your family is experiencing anything out of the ordinary that may affect your child's learning, let me know. If I am aware of any special problems that your child might be facing, I can observe your child and help him/her with difficulties that might surface. If you have a particular concern about your child, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the matter. It is important to remember that when school personnel and parents work together, it is a winning combination for children. All children deserve to be winners, and together, we can help this goal to be realized. If I can be of any help to you, please call the school to schedule a conference.

Willistine Lockhart