Welcome to The Counselor’s Corner at Amanda Rochell Elementary!
The counseling program in Rockwall ISD is a comprehensive program based on the developmental needs of all students academically, personally, and socially. My job as counselor includes a variety of responsibilities. Here are just a few:
Classroom Guidance: I schedule visits to classrooms at all grade levels throughout the year. My lessons cover topics such as Study Skills, Character Education, Social Skills, Making Friends, Conflict Resolution/Anti-Bullying, and Problem Solving/Decision Making, just to name a few. Our Chick-fil-A Character Word of the Month is discussed with each lesson. I encourage the students to talk to their parents about our lessons, so feel free to ask them as well.
Small Group/Individual Counseling: Small groups will be set up during the year to focus on specific topics such as Divorce, Grief Support, and Anger Management. These are also areas where I may work with individual students, as needed, on a short-term basis. (Parent permission will be requested when these begin.)
Student Support Team (SST) Facilitator/504 Designee: SST meetings serve to ensure that every student is learning and being served in the best possible way. If you have questions about a special need for your child, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Testing Coordinator: It is my job to coordinate all the standardized and state testing done on our campus. This includes the 9 Weeks Tests, ITBS, STAAR Tests and Benchmark Tests. We take our testing very seriously and can always use your support in encouraging your student(s) to take it seriously, also.
It is an honor and pleasure to serve as your child’s school counselor. I am here to help.