Counselor's Corner


School Counselor
Mrs. Joanna Spray


School Counselors help students by . . .

  • Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers and community.
  • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.
  • Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach skills such as healthy decision making, resolving conflicts and respecting others.
  • Working collaboratively with students, parents and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning.
  • Supporting students by teaching skills for achieving success.
  • Counseling with students individually and in groups.
  • Providing support during personal crisis.

Counselors are the heart of the school by . . .

  • Helping create a safe school environment where children can learn.
  • Coordinating referrals to outside agencies.
  • Helping design interventions to enhance student success.
  • Helping parents, teachers, administrators in learning how to meet the needs of all students.

How does a student get to see the School Counselor?

  • Self-referral
  • Request of the counselor
  • Parent referral
  • Principal, teacher or other staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)

Students will not be seen by the counselor for individual or group counseling without parent/legal caregiver consent. Consent can be given verbally to the principal, the teacher, or to the counselor. Most generally, the counselor will send home a written permission slip. Permission can be withdrawn at anytime by parent request. Counseling and guidance services are available to all students.

Resources for parents and teachers

Mental Health

*Please contact Mrs. Spray if you are considering counseling for your child and would like a list of local mental health providers. abuse and mental health services administration institute of mental health disorders association of America and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Parenting information and resources national parenting center




Other Sites prevention resource center prevention and resource information for military families Family and Social Services Administration, information on programs such as Hoosier Healthwise, Food Stamps, TANF, childcare finder, etc.