Welcome to the Counselor's Corner
The mission of Stripling Elementary Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that promotes academic excellence, career development, personal/social skills, and fosters responsible student behavior in order for all students to become productive, successful adults. We support the mission of Stripling Elementary school and Gwinnett County Public Schools.
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What does a school counselor do?
A school counselor consults, coordinates, and counsels.
A counselor teaches classroom guidance lessons that cover the Gwinnett County Elementary Guidance and Counseling Competencies for each grade level. Lessons focus on topics such as study skills, listening and following directions, respecting oneself and others, bullying, following rules, expressing feelings appropriately, exploring possible career opportunities, personal safety, and working cooperatively.
A counselor works individually with students on an as-needed basis. Students can be referred to a counselor by a teacher, parent, or the student himself.
A counselor works with small groups of students on a variety of topics. Groups may include: family changes, grief and loss, social skills, self-esteem, friendship, test-taking skills.
A counselor works with parents to help them better understand their child's growth and development
When should you call a counselor?
When your child is having difficulty learning.
When family changes interfere with academic progress
When your child needs extra help adjusting to school.
When you want to arrange a meeting with several teachers or both a teacher and a counselor.
When you need help interpreting test and school records and tracking school progress.
When you want to discover available community resources and agencies for your child or your family.
Stripling Elementary Counselors
Ms. Layton (K-2nd) & Ms. Drits (3rd-5th)