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School Counselor

 

Dear Parents,

 

The school year is already underway, and it is going to be an exciting one.  As your school counselor, I have a lot of exciting events planned for families and students, and we would like to start off by telling you a little about me and my duties.

 

I will be working with grades 4TH-6TH.  I have a Masters in School Counseling with my initial degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Upper Elementary team and working with your children.  I will  have office hours from 8:00-11:00 & 2:00-3:35.  After 11:00 I will be doing small group instruction and then during IRT will have some guidance counseling times. 

 

Duties:

My duties include classroom guidance lessons, small group and individual counseling, as well as consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators.  While counselors never discipline students, I can assist with positive behavior strategies.  My goal is for each student to develop socially, emotionally, and academically, and I strive to create a safe and positive environment in which each child can accomplish this. 

 

School counselors work with students on social skills, bullying, divorce, anger, college and career preparation, anxiety, friendship, mentors, grief/loss, and many other important concerns.  I can assist our families in times of hardship, as well as with clothing and food needs.  As a counselor, I am dedicated to helping each child succeed in school and life.

 

Please contact me if I can ever be of assistance.    

 

Shayla Barnes                                               

Grades 4-6                                                     

School Counselor                                          

Jay Upper Elementary                                

shaylabarnes@jayps.org                                             

(918)253-3535 ext. 225 0