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Guidance Corner

Ms. Annette W. Baker
Ms. Annette W. Baker

 Guidance Counselor

As part of the education team at Gadsden Elementary Magnet School, the counselor plays an integral role in the academic, career, and personal social development of all students, implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s ability to learn. The guidance counselor work with students through classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELING 

 School Guidance Curriculum

• Academic skills support

 • Study and test taking skills

• Understanding self and others

 • Coping strategies

• Social skills

 • Problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution

 • Career awareness, exploration and planning

 • Multicultural/diversity awareness

 Individual Student Planning

 • Goal setting/decision-making

 • Academic planning

 • Career planning

 • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

 • Transition planning

 Responsive Services

 • Individual group counseling

 . Small group counseling

 • Referrals

 MIDDLE SCHOOL COLLABORATION  

 Parents                                                                                                                                                              

 • Parent information night

 • Communication/networking

 • Academic planning programs

 • One-on-one parent conferencing

 • Assessment results interpretation

 • Resource referrals

 • College/career exploration

 Teachers

 • Academic portfolios

 • Assessment with students’ academic plans

 • Classroom guidance activities

 Students

• Peer support

• Academic support

 Community

 • Referrals

 • Support group

 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 School Guidance Curriculum

 • Academic support, study and test taking skills

 • Decision-making

 • Understanding self and others, social skills

 • Problem-solving and conflict resolution

 • Multicultural/diversity awareness

 Individual Student Planning

 • Academic planning

 • Decision-making

 • Understanding of self

 • Transition plans

 Responsive Services

 • Individual and small-group counseling

 • Referrals

 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COLLABORATION

 Parents

 • Academic planning

 • One-on-one parent conferencing

 • Interpretation of assessment results

 Teachers

 • Classroom guidance activities

 • Academic Portfolios 

 Students

 • Peer support

 • Academic support