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My name is Kim Belcher and I am excited to be the school counselor at Florence Hill Elementary. This is my eighteenth year in education and thirteenth year as a school counselor. I am ready for another adventurous and exhilarating school year. I have a number of different roles at the school. I work with families that may need additional support. I provide parent conferences, small group sessions, and individual counseling.
As school counselor, my objective is to help students succeed academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. In order to achieve that goal, I work with parents, teachers, staff, community members, and district personnel. Students and/or their families may be referred by a staff member, community member, or by self- referral. Most importantly, every counselor in our school district seeks to provide a comprehensive school counseling program. There are four areas of this counseling program.
Guidance Curriculum: Providing a comprehensive guidance program to all students. I visit each class about six times a year to provide lessons on a number of different topics, including: bullying, harassment, safety, friendship, goal setting, diversity, drug/alcohol awareness, anti-victimization with the WHO program just to name a few topics.
Responsive Services: Meeting the immediate needs of students and their families is very important. This may include grief counseling, dealing with relationship/family issues, or stress management. At times, referrals to outside agencies is needed to provide assistance with shelter, clothing, food, and other needs.
Individual Counseling: Assisting students in their ability to monitor, understand, and control their own behavior, skills, and development. I work with students on goal setting, social skills acquisition, college/career awareness, and personal relationships.
System Support: Supporting parents, teachers, staff, and others. This better helps our students through parent education, teacher/administrator consultation, working with district personnel and community members.
Once again, I am excited to be here and look forward to a fantastic school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. I am in Room 306.
Let’s have a great school year!