K-2 Guidance Counselor- Cassandra Best
3-5 Guidance Counselor - Valorie Gregory
The Wayne County School Counselor Association promotes excellence in school counseling by continuing professional growth and development and educating our students, our colleagues and our communities. School counselors serve as an integral part of the school environment. While our roles and duties may vary from school to school, our guiding principals focus on the personal, social, academic and career development of all students.
All school counselors working in a public NC school are required to have a Master's Degree in School Counseling from an accredited university. In addition, many school counselors have advanced degrees or certifications such as PhD's, LPC (licensed professional counselor), NCC (national certified counselor), NBPTS (national board of professional teaching standards) and others.
Wayne County currently has 48 school counselors serving approximately 19,000 students.
The mission of the Eastern Wayne Elementary School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental program that addresses the academic, social and emotional needs of all students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our effort in these areas for our students are a part of a collaborative model that includes our parents, teachers and adminstrators.
Who is the Counselor? How Can the Counselor Help You? Mindset/Rules/Expectations
|September 2019 ||Respect and Good Manners/ Making Choices and Accepting Consequences |
|October 2019|| Problem Solving (Bullying) Conflict Resolution|
|November 2019 ||Diversity and Inclusion |
|December 2019 ||Self-Control/Coping Skills |
|January 2020 ||Peer Relationships (Making Friends) Team Building |
|February 2020 ||Empathy/Feelings |
|March 2020 ||Critical Thinking (Career Awareness) |
| April 2020||Communication Skills/ Mock Interviews |
| May 2020||Strangers and Home Alone/ Testing Strategies/ How to Deal with Test Anxiety |
|June 2020 ||EOG Testing/ Evaluations and End of the Year Closeout activities/ Testing Olympics |