Welcome to Schluter Elementary! I am looking forward to another great school year and getting to see and work with all of our Schluter Spurs.
A little about me… I received my Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Public Relations from Texas Christian University. I worked in the business world for several years before returning to the University of North Texas for my Master's of Education in Counseling. I taught middle school math and coached for three years before becoming a school counselor with Ft. Worth ISD. I have now been with Northwest and at Schluter for five years.
I love working with the students in guidance lessons, small groups and individually to help them grow in social and emotional areas. As the school counselor, it is my job to help our students succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Below is some information about the services and programs that I provide to our students.
Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program
1) Character Education and Guidance: Guidance lessons will be delivered each month to classes. Lessons will cover topics including topics related to social and emotional learning and growth. These include social awareness, self-awareness, responsible decision making, self-management, relationship skills and personal well-being.
2) Small Groups: Small groups are for students who may benefit from additional skill building or discussion of topics such as: anger management, grief, self-esteem, divorce, study skills, and friendship. Groups typically last 5-6 weeks and meet for 30 minutes each week. I typically run small groups during the spring semester, but will do groups in the fall as needed.
3) Individual Counseling: Short-term, one-on-one sessions to talk and work on a certain issue can be arranged if it is pertaining to an issue that is affecting a child at school. Some of the issues that students may need assistance with include: friendship, bullying, behavior, coping with a loss or death, coping with a separation or divorce, anger management, or goal-setting for academic purposes.