Welcome to my webpage! It is very excited to be in my seventeenth year at Brunswick City Schools. The primary focus of the school counseling program at Brunswick Elementary School is prevention. Our goal is to help students develop more positive interpersonal and intrapersonal skills...assisting them in becoming happier, more effective individuals and learners. Our school counseling program is for every student at Huntington Elementary School. Therefore, our services are designed to reach every student through our comprehensive curriculum, individual student planning, responsive services and system support.I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo and received my Masters’ Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Akron. In addition I went on to study School Counseling at Malone University.
School Counseling helps students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to develop self-esteem, motivation to achieve, decision-making skills, goal-setting skills, problem solving skills, interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, healthy habits, positive character traits, and career awarenessOhio’s Strategic Plan for Education, social-emotional learning is one of four equal learning domains supporting Ohio’s goal of preparing each student in Ohio for postsecondary life. Through a stakeholder-driven process, Ohio teachers, school counselors and education personnel developed Ohio's Social and Emotional Learning Standards for grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12). The Ohio State Board of Education adopted the social-emotional learning standards in June of 2019. https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Social-Emotional-Learning-Standards
Brunswick City schools will be utilizing Zones of Regulation http://zonesofregulation.com/index.html and the 2nd Step program https://www.secondstep.org/elementary-school-curriculum to each classroom in grades K-5. In addition I will be providing a variety of small group counseling sessions.
If you feel your son or daughter could utilize services that the School Counselor can provide, please click on the following link to ensure services.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Kidder School Counselor
Phone: (330) 225-7731 x1311