Counseling Connection

Philosophy Statement

The Tapp Middle School Counseling program is an integral part of the school's mission. Central to this viewpoint is the presumption that students services are equally accessible and provided to all students. With well-defined responsibilities and standards for management, delivery and accountability, the program will benefit students, teachers, administrators and other educational stakeholders.

Mission Statement

The Tapp Middle School Counseling mission is to provide all students with equal access to a standards-based, comprehensive, School Counseling program which empowers them with skills to become self-directed learners and grow into productive citizens. This mission encompasses preparation of all students for acacemic success and rewarding and meaningful lives in an ever-changing society.

How Counselors Support Students

School counselors work in collaboration with parents and teachers to assist in the growth and development of students as they progress through school. Counselors work with students in the areas of academic, personal/social and career development. Counselors are committed to working with students as well as with parents to help students gain the greatest benefit from their school experience. Counselors provide students with opportunities for positive growth experiences through either individual support, small groups or classroom lessons. Small counseling groups are offered throughout the year for students that need additional support. Parents who have concerns about their student(s) may contact their grade level counselor.

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Sarah Howell
School Social Worker

Mrs. Howell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been with Cobb County for 12 years working in elementary, middle and high schools. She is assigned to three schools, and this is her second year at Tapp. She will be working at Tapp on Mondays and Wednesdays. She has a B.S. in Criminology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut. School Social Workers serve as liaisons between the school, family and community, and encorce the Compulsory School Attnedance Law.