My name is Crystal English, the school counselor, I look forward to working with you and your child throughout this school year. I am here to support the academic, social, emotional and behavioral growth and needs of your child. I absolutely love the fact that I have an opportunity to work with children to discuss and share their joys and worries, their accomplishments and concerns on a daily basis. This year will learn about expressing our feelings, solving problems, getting along with others, and so much more. A HUGE part of my job is to also expose all of our students to higher education and explore careers and colleges so they can begin identifying their specific paths of success.
I truly understand that life happens and disruptions such as illness, death, or divorce may impact a student's school day. Whatever the concern, I am here to listen to your child and to help your child to feel safe and comfortable. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by telephone or email.
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Individual counseling is a service offered to all students at JRE. Students may be referred for counseling by a parent, a teacher or themselves. Counseling can be ongoing or short-term based on the problem/situation. Issues that a school counselor might address with students:
Many times, students will request a visit with the counselor regarding a situation at school and we will meet briefly to try to resolve the situation, particularly if there has been a problem on the playground/hallway/lunchroom with another student(s). These types of visits do not require prior permission from a parent however, I encourage students to go home and share with parents and guardians that we spoke and explain why we met.
If the problem situation resulted in some type of consequence, the student will meet with the dean of students. The counselor does not see students for discipline, but rather to assist in conflict resolution so that the student may return to class and have productive work time.
If a student requires on-going counseling, the counselor will contact the parent to discuss the issues.
Serious behavior problems or certain family issues may require more in-depth counseling with a licensed professional counselor at an outside agency. Your school counselor can assist you with more information about resources in the community for counseling.
I want to meet with all students individually each year for a "Minute Meeting." These meetings are beneficial for many reasons: