Counselor's Corner

 

Meet the Counselors
School Counselor Phone Number Email Address
Ashton Elementary Stephanie Russo 333-0554 stephanie [dot] russo [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org
B.F. Norton School Jillian Smith 722-7610 x.104 jillian [dot] smith [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org
Community School Lauren Snell 333-5724 x. 106 lauren [dot] snell [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org
Garvin Memorial Elementary Stephanie Russo 333-2557 stephanie [dot] russo [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org
J.J.M. Cumberland  Michelle Fournier 658-1660 x. 105 michelle [dot] fournier [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

 

 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Cumberland School Department's School Counseling Program is to provide all students with opportunities for academic, career, and personal/social growth and development as they prepare to become responsible contributing members of a global society through a partnership with school, home and local community.

 

Cumberland School District Elementary Guidance Curriculum Goals

Personal/Social Domain:

The elementary students will demonstrate self-awareness including an overall understanding of themselves, (abilities, strengths, weaknesses, etc...). In addition, they will develop an understanding and respect for diversity. They will apply this self-knowledge by making decisions on how to solve interpersonal conflicts to promote safe and healthy behavior and utilize coping skills to manage life events.

Academic Domain:

 The elementary students will demonstrate how effort and persistence positively affect their achievement by applying study skills, time management, organizational skills, decision-making and problem-solving skills. In addition, they will build competence, responsibility and confidence as learners by communicating for help and utilizing their own learning styles to become lifelong learners.

Career Domain:

The elementary students will acquire and demonstrate that school is a responsibility they have to prepare them to make informed decisions about their future. They will understand the relationship between educational achievement and career development including linking skills, values, and abilities to career choices.

 

 

Philosophy

The Counselors in the Cumberland School Department believe that all students…

· have dignity and worth.

· have the right to participate in the guidance program.

· have ethnic, cultural, racial, and other differences and special needs, which are considered in the planning and delivery of the guidance program.

· K-12 shall have access to a full time, certified professional school counselor.

· parents, teachers, and counselors should be involved in monitoring student competency attainment.

 

Delivery of Services

The majority of delivery services are accomplished through individual, small group, or classroom guidance lessons (Please feel free to check out our curriculum goals and link.).  However, students are encouraged to visit their school counselor at when needed.  Students are able to fill-out self-referral forms which are located in their classrooms and also in the counselor’s office if they are seeking an appointment. Teachers and other faculty members are also encouraged to make referrals if they feel it is necessary.

Individual parent/guardian meetings are held upon request.  Parents/guardians may contact the school counselor to arrange a time to meet individually or with their child’s teachers.