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ES Counseling

I hope the information below allows you to better understand how the School Counselor is an integral part of your child’s education, and also learn a little more about myself. I am a licensed School Psychologist (Ed.S) with 14 years of experience working as either a School Psychologist or School Counselor. I have enjoyed working not only in the U.S., but Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic, and have had the pleasure of working in elementary, middle, and high school settings. I am excited to be a part of the Carol Morgan community, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

Mike Vande Loo
809-947-1073
mvandeloo@cms.edu.do

Sherry Pearson is a licensed School Counselor (K-12) who has been working in the Nevada Public School system the last several years at the elementary level.  At Carol Morgan School, she is working with the Pre-K through second grades. She supports students individually, in small groups, and by teaching classroom guidance lessons which focus on personal, social, and academic areas.

Sherry Pearson
809-947-1070
spearson@cms.edu.do

Elementary School Students’ Developmental Needs

The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.


The Carol Morgan Elementary School Counselor Implements the Counseling Program by Providing:

Orientation

It is our goal to ensure that each new student has a smooth transition to Carol Morgan. Welcoming new students and their parents, providing them with an orientation of our Elementary School, and supporting each student’s adjustment to his/her new environment comprise the foundation that we build upon to make certain that each student succeeds socially and academically.

 

School Guidance Curriculum

Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills

Goal setting and decision-making

Career awareness, exploration and planning

Education on understanding self and others

Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills

Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution

Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual student planning

 

Academic planning

Goal setting/decision- making

Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

Transition plans

 

Responsive Services

Individual and small-group counseling

Individual/family/school crisis intervention

Conflict resolution

Consultation/collaboration

Referrals


System Support

Professional development

Consultation, collaboration and teaming

Program management and operation


The School Counselor Collaborates with:

Parents
Parent education 
Communication/networking 
Academic planning 
One-on-one parent conferencing 
Interpretation of assessment results

Teachers
Classroom guidance activities 
Academic support, including learning style assessment and education to help students succeed academically 
At-risk student identification and implementation of interventions to enhance success

Administrators
School climate 
Behavioral management plans 
School-wide needs assessments 
Student data and results 
Student assistance team building

Students
Peer education 
Peer support 
Academic support 
School climate 
Leadership development
Community
Crisis interventions 
Referrals 
Support groups 
Career education


Character Education

Carol Morgan has a comprehensive approach to character education which is supported by evidenced-based programs:  TRIBES, 2ND STEP, and KELSO’S CHOICES as well as our five school rules. These initiatives are integral to the educational process and community building at Carol Morgan.

 

Carol Morgan School Counseling Program Purpose

The Counseling Department at Carol Morgan supports all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach that addresses the four domains outlined by the International Model for School Counseling – academic, personal/social, career and global perspective. The well-articulated preK-12 counseling program provides instruction, support and caring at every level. Services are provided to maximize the academic achievement of all students and promote the necessary skills, attitudes, and beliefs for all students to strengthen their unique capabilities and enable them to participate in a global society as responsible citizens.