School Counseling Information and Resources
Vision: The vision of WCS Elementary School Counselors is to support all students as they excel in academics, the arts, and athletics by shaping the climate of the school and the greater community.
Mission Statement: The WCS Elementary School Counselors will achieve this vision by providing exemplary programming which maximizes student development in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social growth.
As a part of our comprehensive, developmental School Counseling program at Grassland Elementary, our counselor serves our students, parents, and teachers through a wide variety of services. Some of the services include:
- Individual Counseling
- Small Group Counseling
- Character Education through classroom lessons
- 504 Coordinator
- Counseling Connection (updates in Scales E-News)
- Consultation and Collaboration with Parents, Teachers, and Administrators
An elementary school counselor develops the School Counseling program which addresses three major domains as outlined by the American School Counseling Association: Academic, Career, and Social/Emotional Development.
Ms. Landa leads Guidance classes using curriculum aligned with standards established by the American School Counseling Association, TN Department of Education, and Williamson County Schools. She also meets with students individually or in a small group to address friendship/social skills, self-esteem, feelings, and numerous other topics. Ms. Landa facilitates meetings with parents, teachers and other support staff to meet the needs of students. She is Grassland Elementary School’s 504 Coordinator and Building Testing Coordinator for standardized testing.
Many factors affect a student’s ability to be successful academically. The school counselor should be made aware of any family changes such as divorce, separation, moving or a death in the family. If the student is struggling with peer relations or classroom behavior, the school counselor would be able to provide some assistance. The child’s teacher should also be made aware of these situations.