Crockett counseling services are available throughout the day in the classrooms, small group lunch gatherings, and individual sessions.
- Counsel children individually
- Conduct small group counseling sessions – topics may include, but are not limited to, friendship, anxiety, divorce, and grief
- Consult with parents, teachers, and administrators
- Coordinate 504 plans
- Coordinate School Wide Testing
- Schedule and run support meetings with parents, teachers and other support staff to address students’ needs.
- Coordinate Special Events for students as well as parent education sessions
- Teach guidance curriculum which includes three basic areas:
- Academic Development – Students focus on how to succeed in school
- Career Development – Students focus on their own skills and interests
- Personal and Social Development – Students focus on getting along with others, setting goals, and safety issues
Many factors affect a child’s learning process. Please contact me if you have concerns regarding your child’s progress whether it is academic, behavioral, social, or emotional. Some specific areas include:
- Family changes (divorce, separation, moving, death in the family)
- Home stress
- Classroom behavior
- Peer relations
- Responsibility and accountability
- Emotional well-being
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.
The counselor office is room 606 outside the main office.
My phone number is 615-472-4353.
The best way to reach me is via email.
I am super excited about this year, getting to reconnect with our Crockett family and meeting new families! I approach this position from a parent’s perspective as much as a counselor’s perspective. I encourage parents to come and speak with me about any issue that might be affecting their child at school. It is my pleasure to serve you!
Each student deserves to feel safe and supported while at school. One main initiative at Crockett Elementary is to provide an environment where students feel safe and believe there are a whole lot of adults here who care about them and are ready to help them whenever needed. While not prevalent, it does occur, and bullying is definitely something that obstructs a student feeling safe, loved and accepted. Bullying is defined by repeated, specific behaviors targeted by one or more individuals toward one or more victims with the deliberate intention to be hurtful or harmful. Key factors to distinguish bullying from other forms of mean/negative behavior are that it is unprovoked and the physical or psychological intimidation occurs over and over again creating a pattern of harassment or abuse.
Whether a student is being mean to another student or actually bullying another student, neither of these behaviors are acceptable, and we want to be as proactive as possible to lessen their occurrence. Both have a negative impact on a student’s school experience and can affect their potential to learn and perform their best. One way we work to address undesirable behaviors is to promote appropriate social skills development, which we strive to do on a daily basis through intentional interactions with our students as well as in a more formal setting by scheduling times for the school counselor to go into the classrooms and teach lessons on positive, healthy communication, character traits, conflict resolution and the specific topic of bullying.
Consequences for a student who commits an act of harassment or bullying shall be unique to the individual incident and will vary in method and severity according to the nature of the behavior, the developmental age of the student, and the student’s history of problem behaviors.
Actions taken shall be designed to:
- Protect the victim of the act
- Correct the problem behavior
- Prevent another occurrence of the behavior
- Help the student understand how the other person feels
We believe it is imperative for the home and school to work harmoniously in helping students mature into responsible individuals who can demonstrate good character traits. The learning related to character development is as important as academic achievement. If a student feels safe and supported, they will perform better. Parents, students, teachers, and administrators all contribute to a positive environment where children feel safe and have an opportunity to learn. Developing good character traits will allow students to learn empathy and treat others appropriately. Empathy will be a big focus of ours this year. We will be referring to and teaching it at multiple points and would love for you to have active conversations about empathy in your homes as well. It is our goal to ensure our school environment is a place where students want to be and where they find themselves capable of success.
If a student needs help resolving a conflict or if a student thinks that he/she is being bullied, he/she needs to communicate with his/her teacher, one of our guidance counselors, or administration.