Program Overview

Driswood Elementary School Counseling Program

Mrs. Jennifer Poteet M.Ed.
75 Caspian Way
Shenandoah Junciton, WV 25442
304-885-5020 ext. 6221
jlpoteet@k12.wv.us

As an elementary school counselor I help to promote academic, social, and personal growth through weekly classroom lessons. I will also conduct small group counseling on various topics such as friendship skills, anger management, self-control, and much more.

In addition I will also be here to meet with students as needed on an individual basis. Individual Counseling is offered only on a short-term basis. If intensive long-term counseling is a need I am able to meet with parents to help find outside community resources. Students may be referred for small group or individual counseling either by self-referral or through their teachers, parents, and administrative staff.

Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Driswood Elementary School Counseling Program imparts a proactive approach to provide all students with the knowledge and power to become productive, responsible, and caring members of society through academic, social/emotional and career development.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Driswood Elementary School Counselor is to ensure students are inspired and feel confident to learn and provide them with the necessary skills to help them lead a healthy lifestyle in which they respect themselves and others.

Goals

- Implement a comprehensive program that enhances educational opportunities for students and collaborate with school personnel, parents, and community members to provide need based programs and services.

- Provide a nurturing environment in which students feel safe to learn and grow.

Philosophy Statement

The Driswood Elementary School Counseling program will support the school's academic mission.

The counseling program will advocate for all students.

The counseling program will provide knowledge about the school's resources and programs.

The counseling program will continue to implement up to date research based curricula.

The school counselor will attend local, state, and national professional development opportunities to assure they remain highly qualified professionals.

The school counselor will follow ethical guidelines to assure the well-being of students, parents, and school staff as well as the integrity of the school counseling program.

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