The counseling center at Jonathan Valley Elementary works with the school staff, families and community seeking to help students with personal, social and academic needs which supports the development of the whole child. Our goal is to provide support for all students to maximize their full potential and to become responsible, productive and emotionally healthy citizens through an enriching elementary school experience.
We are currently looking to hire a School Counselor
- Speak with students individually and in groups about their educational, personal, and social concerns
- Classroom guidance lessons
- Referrals to community agencies
- Assists in crisis situations
- Aid teachers and parents in helping students
- Provide peer mediation services
- Information for parents and guardians regarding educational and personal resources
School guidance counselors provide a comprehensive school counseling program that improves student achievement and enhances the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. The comprehensive school counseling program is delivered through classroom guidance lessons, individual student planning sessions, and individual and group counseling. School counselors collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff to promote student success. School counselors also provide leadership and advocacy to promote equity and access to opportunities and rigorous educational experiences for all students. School counselors are available to help students with academic, personal, and career concerns. Parents may request an appointment to meet with their child’s school counselor.
Lucinda Ramsey, Meridian Counselor
Farrah Henderson, Social Worker
Social workers are shared across multiple schools. The School Social Worker functions to enhance the academic and social development of students through family support, student support, and school staff consultation and support. Social workers also play an important role with students who have attendance problems by helping parents be more accountable for their children’s school attendance.
Melinda Smith, Psychologist
The school psychologist helps students to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They have training in both psychology and education and possess a broad range of skills that enable them to: consult with school personnel and families about students’ learning, behavior, and educational environments; assess academic skills and aptitudes, social/emotional development, and eligibility for special services; help teachers and parents to better understand and support students’ learning, development, and mental health.