The Rockwall ISD counseling program is based on the developmental needs of all students. My priority is to help develop a comprehensive guidance program that will meet the academic, personal, and social needs of all of our students.My name is Kelly Emmerson and I am the counselor at Reinhardt Elementary. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master’s of Counseling degree from Texas A & M University at Commerce. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance at 972-771-5247 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.As the counselor at Reinhardt Elementary, I have many different responsibilities. Some of them include:Classroom Guidance: Our guidance program includes activities for all students. I teach guidance lessons focused around Rachel’s Challenge, the Chick-fil-A Core Essential program and the WHO program (We Help Ourselves). I also plan with teachers any special topics they think would benefit their students. (i.e. believing in yourself, team building skills, bullying, strangers, etc.)
Small Group Counseling: Small groups are scheduled throughout the year. Each group meets for six weeks for 30 minutes each week. The discussions are focused on: New Student Groups (New Bee’s), Divorce (Banana Splits), Grief (Missing Piece), Anger Management (Cool-Aid), Self-Esteem (Magnificent Me), and Social Skills (Communication Quest).
Individual Counseling: Crisis and short-term counseling may be provided for students who are having trouble learning due to emotional difficulties or just need a shoulder to lean on now and then.
SST Team Facilitator: I am responsible for conducting SST team meetings. These meetings are to ensure that every student is learning and being served in the best possible way.
Testing Coordinator: I am responsible for all standardized and state testing in the building. This includes TAKS, CBA’s (Curriculum Based Assessments), CogAT, etc.