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    The Liberty Counselors

     School Counselors Ms. Foley & Mrs. Moore
     
     
    Mrs. Moore is a school counselor 
    at Liberty five days a week. 
    For the 2016-2017 school year, she will be working with 
    First, Third, and Fifth grades.  
    To read more about Mrs. Moore, click HERE.  
    To email Mrs. Moore: Nicole.Moore@lcps.org 
     
    Ellen Foley is a school counselor at Liberty five days a week.
    For the 2016-2017 school year, she will be working with
    Kindergarten, Second, and Fourth grades.
    To read more about Ms. Foley, click HERE
    To email Ms. Foley: Ellen.Foley@lcps.org 
     
      
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    What is a school counselor?
    School counselors are professionals with a master’s degree and state certification in the counseling field; they are responsible for the organization/management of school guidance services.
     
    School counselors work with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to help students succeed in school and prepare for meaningful, productive living
     
    Guidance services are child-centered, developmental and preventive.  Guidance services are also inclusive and respectful of student and staff differences in religion, ethnicity, race, ability, gender, sexual-orientation, handicapping condition and age.

     

     What do school counselors do? 
     - Teach monthly classroom guidance lessons (see list of topics below)
     - Facilitate counseling groups that meet for approximately 4 to 8 weeks
     - Conduct limited, short-term individual counseling, as needed
     - Consult with parents and staff to best meet the needs of students
     - Refer family members to community/county resources
     - Assist in deescalating school crisis and conflicts
     - Provide a safe environment that respects and values differences
     - Advocate for all Liberty students and families

      

    What topics are discussed during guidance lessons?
    September: Respect for Self, Others, & Property
    October: Bullying Prevention "STOP-WALK-TALK"
    November: Conflict Resolution Skills
    December: Celebrating Differences
    January: Strategies for School Success
    February: Bucket Filling/Compliments/Kindness
    MarchCareers & Future Planning
    April-May (topics determined based on need & may include): Problem Solving, Decision Making, Friendship Skills, & Test Taking Strategies for grades 3-5 prior to SOLs
    June: Transition Tips
     
     
    When to contact a school counselor?
    If you believe your child is experiencing difficulty at home or at school regarding academic achievement, family changes, social skills, or adjusting to transitions it may be helpful to consult with your child's school counselor. 
     
     
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