Counselor

  • Dorris A. Jones Elementary has a full-time counselor on staff to serve your child.

     

    Who is our school counselor?
    Carrie Batson has joined our staff as Jones Counselor.

     

    What does a school counselor do?
    A school counselor implements a developmental guidance and counseling program

    Guidance Curriculum:
    Providing guidance content to all students. Lessons may include:
    Self-esteem
    Decision-making
    Goal setting
    Problem solving
    Social skills
    Anti-bullying through the use of the following

     

    Responsive Services:
    Addressing the immediate concerns of students
    School related concerns
    Abuse
    Grief
    Family Issues
    Safety

     

    Individual Planning:
    Helping students understand their own development
    Personal development
    Testing coordinator

     

    System Support:
    Testing coordinator
    Program and staff support
    Parent consultation
    Teacher consultation
    CARE team coordinator
    Outside referrals

     

    In addition our counselor heads up the schools implementation of RISD’s:  Rachel’s Challenge Program, College and Career Week, Red Ribbon Week, and Core Essential’s Character Development program