Welcome to the Counselor's Corner
I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Western Washington University in the beautiful seaside town of Bellingham Washington 20 minutes south of the Canadian border and a few hours north of Seattle where I grew up. I then moved cross country to Knoxville Tennessee and received a Master of Science in School Counseling and met my now husband while working on a farm. I was a school counselor back in Seattle for a year before moving to Omaha to be with my husband. When I am not at work I am usually growing plants, traveling with our school librarian Ms. Steele, or being active outside.
The Pre-K -12 Guidance and Counseling Program
The Omaha Public Schools have a Pre-K-12 comprehensive, competency-based guidance and counseling program. This program is both proactive and responsive to the unique needs of individual students. There are four components of the program:
*A Guidance Curriculum that is delivered to ALL students and emphasizes personal, occupational, and academic skill-building through classroom presentations.
*Individual Student Planning that developmentally helps students plan for their future, set career goals, manage conflict, prepare for learning beyond high school, strengthen academic skills, and more.
* Response Services that provide support for issues of immediate concern to the students and their families.
*System Support that recognizes the school counselor as part of the school team and supports the other three components.
School counselors are advocates, collaborating with students, school staff, families and community resources to empower all students to reach their highest potential.
The mission of the Omaha Public Schools strengths-based school counseling program is to support academic success and preparation for post-secondary opportunities for all students.