Counselors - Elementary

Overview

The purpose and role of the elementary school counselor is to plan, organize, and deliver a comprehensive school guidance and counseling program that personalizes education and supports, promotes, and enhances the academic, personal, social and career development of all students, based on the national standards for school counseling programs of the American School Counselor Association.

Goals

School counselors are instrumental in supporting the development of the whole child (academic, career, social/emotional).  Following are some of the key duties offered in a comprehensive counseling program for students in grades K-5, with the vision of 250:1 student to counselor ratio:

  • Support students, staff and families to meet the needs of students through the development of academic, personal, social, and career awareness activities. 
  • Collaborate with classroom and support staff to implement the elementary guidance and counseling plan.
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate group activities.
  • Counsel students individually.
  • Consult with teachers, staff, families regarding social/emotional needs of students.
  • Refer students with critical needs, in consultation with their families, to appropriate resources.
  • Support accessibility of all programs for all students.

Contact Us

Beryl Miller
Behavior and Emotional Support Team Supervisor
bemiller@seattleschools.org
(206) 252-0620

Additional Links

  • Elementary Counselor Contact
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