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School Counselors. …are certified/licensed educators trained in school counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address the needs of all students in three major domains:. academic personal/social career. School Counselors…. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • School Counselorsare certified/licensed educators trained in school counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address the needs of all students in three major domains:

  • academic



  • School Counselorsimplement comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student achievement.serve a vital role in maximizing student achievement by incorporating leadership, advocacy and collaboration.promote equity and accessibility in a safe learning environment .

  • We alsowork to safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community.collaborate with other stakeholders to promote student achievement.address the needs of all students through prevention and intervention programs.promote and participate in the development of school counseling programs based on four areas:

  • 1. FoundationIdentify personal beliefs and philosophies as to how all students benefit from the school counseling program by creating a mission statement, supporting the schools mission, to promote the three major domains.

  • 2. DeliverySchool guidance curriculum (systematically presented structured lessons)Individual student planning (systemic activities to establish personal goals and develop future plans)Responsive services (prevention and intervention activities meeting immediate and future needs of students)System support (management activities)

  • 3. ManagementIncorporate organizational processes and tools:agreements with administratorsestablish advisory councilsuse student data to affect systemic changeaction plans for prevention and intervention servicesuse of calendars as information meansallotment of 80% of counselors time in direct service with students

  • 4. AccountabilityDemonstrate the effectiveness of the school counseling program in measurable terms:report on immediate, intermediate, and long-range resultsuse of data, program auditsevaluation based on standards of practice

  • What do counselors do?The more important question is

    How are students different as a result of what school counselors do?

  • Change----to undergo transformation, a transition, to make or become different, to shift ones means of conveyance; to grow.

  • transform, differ, grow

  • Are you willing to become a change agent?

  • Lafourche Parish School Counselors

  • working togetherto put it together!

  • Michael J. LefortSchool Counselor CoordinatorLicensed Professional Counselor (S)National Certified CounselorNational Certified School CounselorLicensed Marriage and Family TherapistNational Certified Psychologist

    Lafourche Parish SchoolsP.O. Box 879805 East 7th StreetThibodaux, LA 70302

    Phone: 985.435.4696FAX: 985.435.4634