• What is the role of the school counselor at Nantucket?

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    Hello, my name is Gabrielle Conley. I am very excited to be a part of the Nantucket community as your new full-time school counselor. I am even more excited to get to know each one of you! I will be working alongside the part-time school counselor, Tara Luecking.

    My name is Tara Luecking, and I have been a school counselor in Anne Arundel County Public Schools since 2012. I was previously the school counselor for Crofton Meadows Elementary School.  I received my undergraduate degree from The University of Maryland (Go Terps!) and my masters degree from Bowie State University.

    I have two daughters, Olivia and Emilia, and one rambunctious Golden retriever, Tucker.  I absolutely love working with kids and I am looking forward to getting to know the families at NES.  Please don't hesitate to reach out! My email is tluecking@aacps.org. I will be working at Nantucket on Mondays, Wednesday’s and every other Thursday. 

    Below you find some of the many responsibilities of a professional school counselor:

    School Guidance Curriculum

    • Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
    • Goal setting and decision-making
    • Career awareness, exploration and planning
    • Education on understanding self and others 
      Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
    • Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
    • Focus on Global Citizenship

    Student Planning and Skill Development

    • Goal setting/decision- making
    • Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Transition assistance (i.e. getting ready for middle school)
    • Small Groups during lunch to build social and emotional skills

    Responsive Services

    • Short-term Individual and small-group counseling
    • Individual/family/school crisis intervention
    • Conflict resolution
    • Consultation/collaboration
    • Referrals

    System Support

    • Professional development
    • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
    • Program management and operation
       

    Who I Collaborate With:

    Parents
    Communication/networking 
    Academic planning 
    College/career awareness programs 
    Interpretation of assessment results

    Brainstorming and Strategizing

    Teachers
    Classroom guidance activities 
    Academic support
    Classroom speakers 
    Helping with interventions to enhance success

    Administrators
    School climate 
    Behavioral management plans 
    School-wide needs assessments 
    Student data and results

    Students (last, but not least)

    Peer education 
    Peer support 
    Academic support 
    School climate 
    Leadership development
    Service Learning 
    Crisis interventions 
    Referrals 
    Parenting Information Sessions
    Career education

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