School Counselors: Stefanie Georg
Telephone Number: 258-4671
The role of the Elementary School Counselor:
The comprehensive school counseling program is designed, implemented, and managed by professional trained and certified specialist who provide a systemic array of curriculum, interventions and services that include the skills and knowledge of counseling, consultation, coordination, and curriculum. Professional school counselors are charged with advocating that ALL students benefit from the educational program. They work collaboratively with school staff, families and members of the community to provide seamless transitions from school-to-school and school-to-career so that ALL are productive citizens and effective leaders (School Counseling and Guidance Framework).
VCSB's school counselors utilize the developmental guidance approach. This means school counselors identify age-appropriate skills that all students need to be successful in school and work. The guidance curriculum is correlated with the Florida Sunshine State Standards in health and social studies supporting student learning of many concepts taught in these classes.
Guidance Curriculum - teaches skills in effective communication, decision-making and problem-solving, understanding self and other, school success, career planning, and community involvement. Curriculum is taught through classroom guidance, small group activities and school-wide programs.
Academic Counseling - assist students with monitoring and managing their educational and career plans. Students learn how to access a variety of information regarding occupations, personal health and wellness.
Mental Health Counseling - address the personal and social concerns of students which may affect academic achievement. Individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, and crisis intervention help students cope with stress, manage anger, and deal with grief and loss. School counselors also consult and collaborate with faculty and staff, administrators, and parents in regards to absences, truancy, and discipline problems.