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

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    Nantucket Elementary School has two full-time school counselors. Chloe Cathro will be working closely with students in grades K - 2 and Gabrielle Conley will be working closely with students in grades 3 - 5. Chloe Cathro and Gabrielle Conley are pleased to be working with the Nantucket community to empower every Starfish!  #WeAreBetterTogether.  

    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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