• Feel free to contact me with any concerns about your child at:

    Phone: (732) 761-2201

    E-mail: kschmidt@freeholdboro.k12.nj.us

     

    A SCHOOL COUNSELOR MEETS WITH STUDENTS TO:

    • Listen, empathize and advocate on students' behalf.

    • Set personal goals and find solutions.

    • Provide support and strategies students can use through individual/group counseling and comprehensive developmental classroom guidance lessons.

    • Teach coping strategies when dealing with personal problems and educate students on understanding self and others.

    • Discuss and practice alternate behaviors that meet the needs of students in a more acceptable way.

    • Coach students on how to use effective social skills and how to form healthy peer relationships.

    • Provide crisis intervention and management.

    A SCHOOL COUNSELOR MEETS WITH PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO:

    • Form a collaborative relationship in order to help students meet academic, personal/social, behavioral and career success.

    • Share information about the child. Communicating openly is an important part of establishing a helping relationship.

    • Discuss intervention recommendations and implementation of interventions at school and at home.

    • Address any concerns parents/guardians may have and discuss the needs of their child.

    A SCHOOL COUNSELOR CONSULTS WITH STAFF/ADMINISTRATION TO:

    • Collaborate in an effort to implement a comprehensive, developmental "School Counseling Program" that fosters excellence,  initiative, and mutual respect.

    • Create a positive emotional atmosphere where students can feel safe and important which will also enable maximum learning to take place.

    • Provide proactive prevention-based guidance lessons to fit the developmental needs of all students.

    • Infuse "Character Education" into the climate and culture of the school.

    • Empower each child to be the best he or she can be!!