Elementary School Counselor – Ms. Faber
The Elementary School Counselor provides counseling services for students in the Entrance Class through grade 6. She works in close cooperation with the homeroom teachers to deliver a guidance curriculum at three levels: classroom, small group, and individually. Areas addressed include academic and social-emotional counseling, conflict management, improving self-confidence, decision-making, and stress management, crisis counseling and dealing with transitions. The ES Counselor also collaborates with the Special Needs Teacher to support students requiring accommodations.
Middle School Counselor – Ms. Kennedy
The Middle School Counselor provides counseling services for all students in grades 7-9 and works with the 6th graders as of 2nd semester with emphasis on transition to the high school. She works with homeroom teachers to provide information on such topics as study skills and organization, communication and conflict management, decision-making and goal setting, and stress management. The counselor works with individuals on a variety of personal-social/emotional, academic, and career issues and may facilitate small groups as needs arise. She coordinates New Student Orientation in August, trains and facilitates Student Ambassadors, in the HS with support from other colleagues.
High School Counselor – Ms. Posillico
The High School Counselor provides counseling services for all students in grades 10-12. She oversees course selection and scheduling for the High School Diploma Program, the college planning/application/entrance process for Diploma (to all colleges and universities) and Abitur students (to colleges and universities outside of Germany), is the Advanced Placement and SSD Coordinator, NCAA/NAIA contact for prospective college athletes, and standardized testing. The counselor works with individuals on such topics as decision-making, academic issues, goal setting, personal statements, career planning, stress management, and a wide range of personal and social issues. The high school counselor works closely with the “Oberstufen” coordinators on matters relating to scheduling and post-secondary education.
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