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  • School Counselor Vision Statement

     

    The School Counseling Department of Deer Park Middle School envisions a future where ALL students are successful in the pursuit of intellectually, socially, and emotionally fulfilling lives. Our students are leaders who are equipped with growing mindsets, as well as the skills and compassion to take ownership of their individual growth and the needs within their community. 

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  • Dr. Lawrence, Counselor for students with last names A-I.

    I am a Professional School Counselor Certified in School Counseling. I have worked for CCSD for three years with my prior role being a Career Specialist. Prior to working at Deer Park, I worked for CCSD as a Career Specialist. My past careers include Mental Health and Disability Advocacy. I consider my role as a school counselor, supporting students, families and my school/DPMS community a joy and privelege! When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family and traveling to experience different cultures and places.

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  • Ms. Smith, Counselor for students with the last names J-Z.

    Hello! I am a Professional School Counselor, and I have been with CCSD for 6 years now. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked as a social worker for the Department of Social Services and a mental health therapist working with children and families. My position as a school counselor is one I thoroughly enjoy. I am allowed to advocate, support and influence our scholars. When I am not at work, I enjoy crafting and movie or game night with my family.

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  • How does a student see a counselor?

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    If a student would like to see a counselor, he/she should ask a teacher for a pass to go  to the counseling office. Unless the student has an urgent need to see a counselor, the  teacher may recommend a specific time for the student to leave class, so that the  student does not miss too much important academic information. Additionally, a student  is welcome to see his/her counselor during lunchtime. 

    When the student arrives in the counseling office, the student may select the counselor  he/she wishes to see based on an established rapport and/or availability. Students will  be seen immediately whenever possible. If the counselors are not available, the student  

    may write his/her name on the counselor’s dry-erase board as a request for the  counselor to send for him/her when possible.

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  • How does a parent/guardian see a counselor?

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    Parents and guardians are welcome to meet with counselors and are asked to make  appointments in advance, to ensure that the counselor will be available. You may call  or email a counselor to set-up a meeting. 

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  • Why would a student see a school counselor?

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    1. Academic/Educational Counseling – Students sometimes have academic problems in areas including study habits, expectations, time management, organizational skills, and the level of the curriculum. A counselor may assist students in exploring solutions  to these and other academic problems. 
    2. Personal/Social Counseling – A counselor may assist students to develop skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents and interests and transition into and out of middle school. The counselor will also provide support and  assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside  agencies for more extensive assistance including counseling, evaluations or treatment. 
    3. Career/Vocational Counseling – A middle school counselor may assist students in the early stages of career exploration.
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