Meet the Counselor!
Notes about the Counselor/Behavior Specialist at North
Professional areas of interest: trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, SW-PBIS (School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports), character education, evidence-based practices for behavior modification, neuroscience & mindsets in education.
-create, implement, and maintain school-wide positive behavior programming founded on three life skills of respect, responsibility, and safety (involves leading a team of staffers that meets regularly, facilitating quarterly school-wide incentives, monitoring student behavioral data, monthly classroom character lessons),
-teach weekly social skills to kindergarten classes,
-provide behavioral supports to students as needed (facilitate weekly small group supports, create and maintain individual behavioral interventions and supports),
-provide crisis intervention for students, if needed,
-participate in school's data team to monitor students' academic progress,
-regular communication and meetings with parents and staff,
-facilitate North's annual holiday help program,
-most of all, LOVE LOVE LOVE the students of North Elementary!!
All of these tasks (and so much more) are done in an effort to facilitate the social/emotional, behavioral, and academic growth of the students of North Elementary. (For more information on these student supports, click link below.)