Meet the School Counselor!
Karen has served as the full time Counselor at NES for 8 years and was a classroom teacher for 20 years before that. Karen is parent to a high school student as well as a college aged student. She works Monday through Friday.
School Counselors teach at various times in the classrooms.
Our curriculum is based on our counseling standards as well as the WCS Character Education Program. Stay tuned for information regarding upcoming lessons in the school newsletter!
Therapeutic groups are formed around a variety of topics and typically meet for 6-8 sessions for 30 minutes during the child’s school day. Group needs are determined through teacher and parent referrals.
With over 900 students at NES there are a number of students who need individual counseling services. We do our best to meet as many student counseling needs as possible and have even set aside counseling days this year(Monday & Wednesday) to better help meet those needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you know of a student who needs to see a School Counselor! J
Counselors are also able to meet with parents for a consultation regarding their child. During a consultation a parent would share their concerns for their child and the counselor would provide a listening ear and any resources/services that they think a parent might find helpful. If the School Counselor found the issue to be one out of their expertise, they would then refer the parent on to the School Social Worker.
In addition to the job description above, School Counselors are also in charge of handling all school wide testing, 504’s, and charitable contributions. Please contact Karen Thurgood if you would like to know more!