The Heart of a Dragon

CES Counseling

Introducing Mrs. Steinman

Hello CES families! I am so excited and honored to be the new counselor at CES. My name is Lisa Steinman and I recently moved to the Southlake area a few months ago. What an amazing community Southlake is!! Go Dragons! I am married, have 2 kids and 2 dogs. Both my kids are Dragons. My son is a senior and my daughter is in the 8th grade. I have 13 years of teaching experience and have been a school counselor for the past 7 years. I absolutely love working with children and can't wait to get to know the families and students at CES.

September's Character Topic: Initiative

Classroom Lessons

Once a month I will be visiting the classrooms to talk to the kids about various character traits. I like to tell the students that their teachers help make their brains wise, while I help to make their hearts smart. We dragons value Excellence, Relationships, Character and Integrity, Innovation, Open and Honest Communication and Compassionate Service. I will be using the Core Essentials curriculum to help support these values. The Core Essentials topics this year are: Initiative, Individuality, Contentment, Service, Self control, Compassion, Cooperation, Hope, and Perseverance.
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Identifying Our Strengths In Order To Build Success!

We believe that inside each person is a contribution waiting to be made. Gallop studies reveal that each of us has patterns in the way we think, feel, and behave. We are born with these patterns and when we feed them with skills and knowledge, they grow even stronger, and we can rely on them during times of need.
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What Exactly Does the School Counselor Do?

The CES counseling office offers support to students and their families. I provide guidance lessons, preventative and responsive services, individual planning, system support and additional resources to the CES family. During the typical school day, this is achieved by classroom lessons, lunch bunches, individual counseling sessions (short term, not therapy) and skills workshops.

How Can My Child See The Counselor?

1. Self referral. I have counseling referral slips in the classrooms that a student may use, or students may ask their teacher if they can pay me a visit during non instructional times.

2. Teacher referral. Sometimes teachers notice that a child may be experiencing emotions that are interfering with learning.

3. Parent referral. You may send me an email or call my office.