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How to Reach Us:
Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 812-752-8924

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Scott 2 Guidance and Counseling Services are the guides that help students navigate their educational path to success. Our team of professionally trained school counselors can provide resources to help prepare students for the future. 

The primary goal of the department is to:

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

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
  • 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

How does a student get to see a School Counselor?

  • Self-referral
  • Request of the Counselor
  • Parent/Guardian referral
  • Principal, teacher, or other staff referral
  • Referral by friend

Students will not be seen by the counselor for individual or group counseling without parent/legal caregiver consent. Consent can be given verbally or in writing. Generally, the counselor will send home a written permission slip. Permission can be withdrawn at any time by parent request. Services are available to all students.

Meet Our Counselor

Picture of Counselor Joanna SprayJoanna Spray
When Ms. Spray was hired by SCSD2 in 2016, she brought experience as a school-based mental health therapist and as a crisis assessment therapist to her position at Lexington Elementary. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Fine Arts with a minor in Psychology from the University of Dayton and her Master’s degree in Social Work from U of L. One interesting fact about Ms. Spray is that she was a competitive figure skater growing up, having started skating at the age of four. Now, she enjoys practicing yoga and going to dance exercise classes.