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School Counselors

Who are School Counselors? 

School counselors work in schools to provide students with academic, career, college, and social-emotional competencies.  The roles of school counselors expand to support the overall growth (Academically and Emotionally) of students in Lake County School.  School counselors are essential members of the school team and maximize student success.

The Essential Role of Elementary School Counselors

According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), elementary school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills, who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. The program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. The program teaches knowledge, attitudes and skills students need to acquire in academic, career and social/emotional development, which serve as the foundation for future success.

Elementary school counselors provide a proactive program that engages students and includes leadership, advocacy and collaboration with school staff, administration and community/family members in the delivery of programs and activities to help students achieve success. Elementary school counselors also collaborate with teachers and parents on early identification and intervention of children’s academic and social/emotional needs, which is essential in removing barriers to learning and developing skills and behaviors critical for academic achievement.

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ESE School Specialist

Sally Wade

WadeS@lake.k12.fl.us