School Counselor- Mrs. Kate Roberts

What is a school counselor?

A professional school counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional with a masters degree in school counseling, who is available to work with all students, parents, teachers, and staff in order to help students achieve academic, career, and social success.

The School Counseling program is delivered through the following five services:

Classroom Guidance Curriculum – Teach developmentally appropriate classroom lessons that correspond to the needs of the K-5 population. Lessons encompass academic, career, and personal/social goals.

Individual Student Planning – Assist students in academic planning, decision-making, and goal-setting.

Responsive Services – Address students’ immediate academic and/or social/emotional needs through individual counseling, group counseling, collaboration with teachers, staff, and parents, consultation with professionals in the counseling field, coordinating services for students and families, and crisis prevention and intervention. 

Small Group Counseling- A process where students, sharing similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 5-8 peers. The group sessions usually last 30-45 minutes and are held for 4 - 6 sessions. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship/social skills, work habits/study skills, anger management, self-esteem, anxiety, and stress management.

System Support – school wide program planning, implementation, and support.

You can contact Mrs. Roberts through her staff page contact form or phone by calling Griggs Elementary School. 

Counseling Referral Form

Mission & Vision Statement

Mission: The mission of Griggs Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide an atmosphere of security, warmth, and encouragement as students work to reach their fullest educational potential in the areas of academic, career, and personal development. 

Vision: As confident, lifelong learners and productive citizens, our students celebrate the greatness in themselves and others, making a positive difference in their community and the world. 

School Counselor Belief Statement

Please see the staff page for more info on your school counselor, Mrs. Kate Roberts.
  • I believe that ALL students can learn and achieve academic greatness when encouraged and nurtured in a respectful environment.
  • I believe that nurturing ALL students social and emotional well-being will encourage academic development and future success.
  • I believe the school counselor’s role is to provide a data driven, developmental counseling program to meet the needs of ALL students through a guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services, and system support.
  • The school counseling program will promote the following: an understanding of and respect of self and others; problem-solving and decision-making; emotional-management skills; skills for learning; and the influence of academic habits on career success.

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