Why Elementary School Counselors?
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the
knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy,
competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental
school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the
school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and
atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and
intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic
success. The professional elementary school counselor holds a master’s
degree and required state certification in school counseling.
Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to
stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s
students. Professional association membership enhances the school
counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.