School Counselor's Corner

Welcome to Mrs. Gavin's School Counseling Website!   I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling.  I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of students. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development during their elementary years serve as their foundation for future success. The School Counseling program at Council Traditional is based on the American School Counseling Association Model (ASCA) and our district standards. Through leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, I promote equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students. I look forward to supporting your student during this school year. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

The Role of the School Counselor

ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors

Purpose of Comprehensive School Counseling Plan

Council Traditional School's Comprehensive School Counseling Plan is a framework for school counselors to implement an inclusive, data-driven, results-based School Counseling program. The Comprehensive School Counseling Plan provides details about the program design, coordination, implementation, management, and evaluation with the goal of ensuring student success in academic, career, as well as social and emotional development. The standards and skills for student learning and success are based on the ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs.

W.H. Council Traditional School Comprehensive School Counseling Plan is student-centered and based on the following premises:

  • Implementation of the ASCA National Model as a framework for each school’s comprehensive program.
  • School Counselors are leaders of a data-driven, student-centered, results-based, comprehensive program.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to create and implement programs of prevention, intervention, and support.
  • Providing direct services to increase the interactions and delivery of instruction and interventions to address the academic, social, emotional, and career development of students

School Counseling Services

Classroom Lessons-Classroom curriculum consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies appropriate for their developmental level. Lessons typically last 30 minutes and focus on a variety of topics including character education, understanding of self and others, conflict resolution, bully prevention, decision making, study skills, and career awareness.
Small Group Lessons-Small group counseling sessions address specific concerns focusing on: divorce, grief, study skills, friendship/social skills, anger management, etc.

Individual Lessons-Individual sessions help students solve problems that are interfering with their learning and sense of well-being.


Closing the Achievement Gap

Closing-the-Gap Action Plan identifies strategies, interventions, activities, and programs developed and implemented to address barriers to students' success. The plan is designed to address academic, attendance, and/or behavioral discrepancies that have been identified through disaggregation of school data.

The Closing-the-Gap Action Plan includes details on the following information:

  • Annual Student Outcome Goals
  • ASCA Student Standards
  • Interventions that Support Achieving the Annual Student Outcome Goal
  • Systemic Focus
  • Baseline Data
  • Results Data
  • Reflection

Annual Calendar




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