"It is hard to even list all of the wonderful contributions Stephanie has provided to our school this year. She has built bonds with students, staff, and parents, run groups, taught classroom lessons, supervised the student store, attended meetings, offered insights... [She] has a mature insight to her work. She is creative, reliable, resourceful, and brings a sense of humor to the school. Stephanie has demonstrated both the ability to follow direction and adapt to constructive feedback, as well as having a strong sense for independent program development." Abby McKinnon Professional School Counselor West Powellhurst Elementary
Job Description: School Counseling Intern September 2011- June 2012
Assisted in promoting and implementing a school counseling program according to ASCA guidelines.
Taught guidance lessons on a variety of subjects to whole group classrooms in all grade levels, K-5.
Contacted parents, guardians, and community members to provide support, gather information, or report safety concerns.
Met with individual students for brief, focused counseling sessions as needs arose.
Provided more in-depth, weekly individual counseling sessions to students with ongoing concerns.
Planned for, promoted, and led small groups, such as Friendship/Interpersonal Skills, Boys Leadership, Girls Book Club, and Changing Families.