Our religious theme for the 2011-2012 school year is “And the greatest of these is LOVE.”
It is condensed from Matthew 22: 36-39.
My goal as guidance counselor is to impart a feeling of love and care to our students while teaching them the qualities of respect, responsibility and resilience. I work with the students on life skills and self-esteem, cooperation, responsibility, making good choices, conflict resolution, dealing with disappointment, appreciating self, time management, study skills and friendship issues to name a few.
This is done through individual and group counseling and classroom teaching. We work on grief counseling, peer relationships, academic issues, and conferences with parents, teachers and outside agencies. I use Catholic Elementary Programs sponsored by the Chief Administrators of Catholic Education. As their forward to “Supervision, Personnel and Curriculum” states, “It fosters values as a resource to provide a warm, nurturing learning environment for the healthy development of children who bring Christ into the world.”
Mother Teresa says:
“Joy is prayer-
Joy is strength-
Joy is love-
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”
If you have any questions or would like to schedule guidance session for your child please contact me at email@example.com or visit my website here. I look on guidance sessions as a way to bring this love and joy to our students.
Mrs. R. Ellen McAdams