Milford Elementary School

Milford Elementary Counseling Program

Ms. Kelly Jenkins

Kelly.Jenkins@cobbk12.org

678-842-6966 ext. 038

Vision:

Empowering students for success.

Mission:

The mission of the Milford Elementary School Counseling Program is to deliver a comprehensive and data-driven guidance program that champions academic achievement, personal/social growth, and career development for all students. The program promotes equity, access, and success for each and every student. The school counselor at Milford is a professional school advocate who, in collaboration with school faculty and staff, parents/guardians, and community partners, inspires all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as productive and self-motivated citizens in a global economy and culturally diverse world.

Beliefs:

All students are capable of success.

 

The counselor, staff, and parents work together to provide a safe, positive environment where all students feel a sense of belonging and connectedness.

Multiculturalism is respected and valued.

All students should have access to a comprehensive school counseling program to address the academic, career, and personal/social development.

The counseling program uses data to plan intentional guidance activities.

Goals:

  1. Support parent engagement to enhance student achievement.
  2. Promote skill development in the academic, personal/social, and career domains.
  3. Increase student attendance rates.

Philosophy:

The school counselor will maintain a collaborative partnership with all stakeholders including parents/guardians, school personnel, and community members, as well as student advocates to support student success. 

Counselor abides by the standards set by the American School Counselor Association National Model, and abide by the professional ethics of guidance and counseling.

Counselor designs, implements, and evaluates the school counseling program in conjunction with the site administrators as well as the district strategic plan.

Counselor implements developmentally appropriate counseling program for all students in grades K-5 and be aligned with the academic, career, and personal/social domains of the American School Counselor Association National Model

Services:

Classroom Guidance- The counselor goes into the classroom and teaches the entire class on topics such as drug prevention, bullying, personal safety, friendship skills, conflict resolution, decision making, problem solving, study skills, career education and recognizing personal strengths.

Individual Counseling- The counselor is available to talk with a student privately about specific concerns or problems.

Small Groups-Students who share common concerns meet with the counselor on a weekly basis for 4-6 weeks.

Parent Conferences-The counselor will meet with the parents to talk about any issues that may impact the student in school environment and develop a plan to support the student.

RTI- The counselor coordinate and facilitate the RTI Tier 3 process to develop and implement strategies and interventions with committee members to increase student success in the classroom setting.

How a student can talk to the Counselor:

  • Students can self-refer to see the counselor
  • Parents can refer their child to the counselor
  • Teacher or principal can request
  • Counselor Invitation