I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your child’s school counselor. I’ve recently joined St. Andrew’s Middle School for the 2013-2014, School year. I am extremely excited to work closely with students, staff, and parents during the school year!
As our first step in building a relationship, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I graduated from Claflin University with a B.A. in English and earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from South Carolina State University. I am certified as a school counselor by the South Carolina Department of Education. I completed my graduate experience in the Orangeburg Consolidated District 3 where I was afforded the opportunity to have firsthand experience as a school counselor. Before becoming a school counselor, I worked in Richland One and Claflin University as a lead counselor at Claflin University’s Upward Bound. I also worked at North Charleston High School for the past two years, working with 9th -12th Graders.
At North Charleston High School, I provided direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms, providing counseling for special needs students with Individualized Education Plan (IEPs), designed guidance activities/lessons for students, including Character Education and Harassment, Bullying, and Intervention, collaborated with the school psychologist on developing a social skills group with Communities and Schools Individuals and assisted with CORE team.
I am excited to work together with your son/daughter! My goal is to create a positive and supportive environment conducive to learning and success. I respect St. Andrew’s Middle School emphasis on strong community support and look forward to being an integral part of the whole school community. Please know that I will make every effort to ensure that your child receives as much personal assistance as possible to ensure his/her years here are successful.
Please feel to contact me at any time if you have any questions or concerns or to set up an appointment to meet with me; I am here to assist should you need me! I can be reached at 843-408-7815 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org