My name is Caroline Beacorn and I am the school counselor at Spotsylvania Elementary School. Thank you for visiting the school counseling page. I hope that this page will serve as a great resource for you!
As a school counselor, my duties and responsibilities include:
- Individual counseling
- Individual counseling occurs between the school counselor and a child on an as-need-basis. The school counselor meets with the student to discuss on goings in their life; changes that may have occurred, social conflicts, etc. We work to create strategies to appropriately handle/solve the problem at hand.
- Classroom counseling lessons
- The school counselor goes into every classroom, K-5, once a month to teach about different topics, like growth mindset, how to show respect within the classroom, emotional regulation, career readiness, and more.
- The school counselor’s main areas of focus are academics, meeting the social/emotional needs of students, and career readiness.
- Group counseling
- Throughout the year, the school counselor will host small groups that focus on varying topics. Some examples of topics are emotional regulation, positive friendships, overcoming grief, etc.
- The school counselor invites students they believe will benefit from working in a small group of peers who are experiencing similar situations.
- The school counselor works closely with other staff members to ensure that our Mustangs are attending school on time regularly! If there are difficulties getting to school on time regularly, then a staff member (teacher, school counselor, and/or school social worker) will reach out to see how we can support our Mustang family to improve attendance. Academic achievement and positive school experience is highly correlated with regular attendance. We want our Mustangs to soar!
If you have any questions or concern about your student, please feel free to reach out to me at 540-582-5445 ext. 8126 or by email, email@example.comParent Information - Please call me anytime (582-5445) to make an appointment to come in and discuss any concerns you may have about your child. Many times the issues you are dealing with are common to other parents and may be developmental. Other times, you may need to look for support from community agencies to deal with issues that are affecting not only your child, but your whole family.
The Parent Resource Center - is an excellent resource for parenting sessions throughout the year and has a wealth of material for parents to use. Their new location is at the newly renovated Center for Family and Preschool services building. It is next door to our school. Check out their website by using this link or call the center for more information. 540-582-3616
Helpful Links:PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) - The entire staff at Spotsylvania Elementary promotes positive character development growth in all our students. Classroom guidance lessons often center around character traits such as friendship, honesty, cooperation, respect and citizenship. Students are encouraged and recognized in a variety of ways by our staff for showing good character and positive behavior.