Meet Mrs. Todd

Sunny Pointe Elementary Counselor

What does your school counselor do?

I wear many different hats at SPE. The primary responsibility as counselor is to implement the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance model and the Blue Springs School District counseling curriculum. In addition to these responsibilities, you and your child will see me helping out wherever I am needed in the building whether that is enrolling new students or providing supervision on the playground or lunchroom.


At SPE, the school counselor:


*Teachs classroom counseling lessons. These lessons focus around these three areas:

**Personal and Social Development

**Academic Development

**Career Development


*Facilitates short-term small group counseling sessions on various topics such as self-esteem, social skills, divorce, grief, and book clubs.


*Provides immediate and short-term individual counseling


*Collaborates with teachers and staff


*Consults with parents when needs arise with your child at school or at home


*Provides information and/or referrals for community resources or agencies


*Coordinates other events throughout the year that support the counseling curriculum such as: Career Day, Red Ribbon Week, and MOSCA Personal Safety presentations.

Events and Activities Coming in 2013-2014

*New Student Groups - August - early September

*Classroom lessons - begin in September

*Service Learning Club - begins this fall (more information coming soon)

*Family Career Night - (more information to follow!)

*Parent book club - (more information to follow!)

What Can The School Counselor Do For You?

Help

Please feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail anytime you have a concern about your child. It is my philosophy that every student at SPE be able to do the best they can to learn in their classroom. If there are issues that need to be addressed for this to happen, I want to be able to help. My contact information is at the bottom of this flyer.


Mission statement

The mission of the Sunny Pointe Elementary counseling department is to be guided by the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Model, the Blue Springs School District counseling curriculum, and the ASCA National Model for School Counseling Program. The SPE school counselor provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes instruction in academic, career, and personal and social development. In partnering with other educators, parents, and the community, the counselor will provide a support system which will reach every student and will provide a safe and nurturing environment that allows students to reach their maximum potential to learn. The counseling department will advocate for each child and provide opportunities for students to feel dignity and worth. The counselor will support and promote the overall goals for student achievement and success.


Mrs. Tosha Todd

I have been an elementary professional school counselor in Blue Springs for 10 years. I have been at SPE for 7 years. I have a Master's in Education degree from Missouri Baptist University and a Educational specialist degree from University of MIssouri-Columbia. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist in training.


I am married and have three children ages 13, 11, and 3. I have two dogs, Lulu and Bella. We live in Grain Valley. In my free time, my husband and I are antique dealers and I love to read and travel.



Meet Mrs. Schroeder

Mrs. Schroeder is a 3rd grade teacher at Sunny Pointe and is also a Professional School Counselor in Training. She attends Mid-America Nazarene University and is completing her internship with me this school year. She just recently got married and has a step-daughter in 5th grade here at SPE. I am so excited to have her working with me! We have some exciting new things planned for this school year.