MEET THE COUNSELOR
Who is the School Counselor?
My name is Erin Scott, and I am the school counselor at Mt. Airy Elementary School. After graduating from Westminster High School, I went on to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. While working in the community mental health field in Pennsylvania, I completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling from McDaniel College. After serving as a long-term substitute school counselor throughout Carroll County, I am fortunate and excited to return to Mt. Airy Elementary School. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 410-751-3540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to another great school year!
The mission of the School Counseling Program is to provide the support and strategies to help all students achieve. The counselor works as an integral member of the educational team to meet the needs of students, staff, and the community.
As a result of the comprehensive school counseling program, Mt. Airy Elementary School students will demonstrate academic, career, and social proficiencies that help them become effective members of a global society. The students will continue their journey of college and career readiness, developing skills and knowledge for the future.
Comprehensive School Counseling Program
School Counseling Core Curriculum: Classroom-based lessons that provide students developmentally-appropriate skills and knowledge.
Individual Student Planning: Assist students with academic and behavioral support, including goal-setting and decision-making.
Responsive Services: Individual or group counseling based on students immediate needs. This can include crisis intervention and coordination of services.
System Support: School-wide planning and implementation, including collaboration and coordination, as well as serving on and coordinating committees.
Types of Counseling
Individual Counseling- students can come see the counselor for one-on-one support in the areas of academics, emotional, or social needs on an as-needed short-term basis. If the parent and/or school counselor feels the student could benefit from additional counseling, the school counselor can provide referrals to a community mental health professional.
Group Counseling- based on identified needs a group of 5 to 10 students will meet weekly for additional support. The sessions would last approximately 30 minutes and for 4-8 weeks.
Classroom Lessons- the counselor will design and implement developmentally appropriate lessons that target academic, career, or personal/social needs. The lessons will be every 2-3 weeks and last approximately 45 minutes.