All About School Counseling
Why Elementary School Counselors?
The mission of the school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students. I have found that building and maintaining strong, trusting relationship with students, families, staff, and the community is essential to addressing the needs of a diverse group of learners. I support students individually and in small groups while maintaining a nurturing and safe environment through patience, flexibility, and constant support. Through a positive and proactive approach, students are able to thrive at school and build a strong academic foundation that will help them evolve into well-rounded students and individuals.
Hopkinton Youth and Family Services
Hopkinton Youth and Family Services provides numerous services and supports, including counseling, consultation, and referral help, to families in need of services. Please visit the following website for more information: http://www.hopkintonma.gov/home/government/departments/youth OR contact ..., Director of Youth and Family Services at 508-497-9781.
In order to work with the children in the school, you must complete and return a CORI form. If you think you'll be volunteering sometime this year, please fill one out as soon as possible. Even if you've already filled out a CORI form for a different position in Hopkinton (i.e. coaching) or for a different school district, you still need to fill out a CORI form for the Hopkinton school system.
The Responsive Classroom program is used in many of our classrooms at Elmwood. Please visit the link below for more information about this program.