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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: 
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: 
 heart of school
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.