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    The Liberty Counselors

     

     School Counselors Ms. Foley & Mrs. Moore
     
     
    Who We Are
    Mrs. Moore is a school counselor at Liberty five days a week. 
    For the 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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 
     
     
    Liberty School Counseling Beliefs:
    The school counselors believe that all students can achieve academic, personal/social, and career goals and should have access to a safe and nurturing learning environment in which to become life-long learners.

    School counselors advocate for all students in an effort to help them thrive, recognize their strengths, and pursue their talents.

    All students deserve to be in a school community that celebrates their unique contributions and is respectful of their culture.

    The school counselors believe that gathering and analyzing data is essential in making effective decisions about serving the students and their needs.

    The program upholds the highest level of ethical practices, as defined by Loudoun County Public Schools and the American School Counselor Association.

    All students have access to a full-time certified professional school counselor who provides a comprehensive school counseling program.

    The school counseling program focuses on specific goals and develops student skills in accordance with the ASCA National Model.

    School counselors serve as leaders in the school community who collaborate with stakeholders and an advisory council to meet the needs of students.
     
    Liberty Elementary School Counseling Program Vision:
    Liberty Elementary School students will demonstrate kindness and empathy toward others while making meaningful contributions in our ever-changing global society.
     
    Liberty Elementary School Counseling Program Mission:
    In an effort to support the Liberty Elementary School mission statement, the School Counseling Program provides access to a developmentally appropriate, data-driven comprehensive curriculum, individual and small group counseling, and consultation with staff and parents to equitably meet all students’ academic, personal/social, and career needs for success as active learners and productive citizens in an ever-changing global society.
     
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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 bi-weekly classroom guidance lessons (see list of topics below)
     - Facilitate counseling groups that meet for approximately 6 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?
    Respect for Self, Others, & Property
    Bullying Prevention "STOP-WALK-TALK"
    Friendship Skills/Conflict Resolution Skills/Problem Solving/Decision Making
    Celebrating Differences
    Strategies for School Success
    Bucket Filling/Compliments/Kindness
    Careers & Future Planning
    Test Taking Strategies for grades 3-5 prior to SOLs
    Transition to Middle School 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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