Welcome to the Counselor's page. As the counselor, I provide educational, social and emotional support for our students in a variety of ways including visiting classrooms regularly, providing small group sessions and visiting with students individually as needed. I am also available to parents and teachers. I look forward to helping our students have a super year!
Our role as Campus Counselors
To help children understand themselves and others.
To enhance interpersonal skills.
To implement a plan for all staff and students to learn, practice and apply conflict resolution skills and strategies.
To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
To coordinate or facilitate the efforts of parents, teachers, and administrators.
To help develop personalized programs, when applicable, based on each child's strengths and needs.
Elementary School Counselors work with:
Counselors work with students in the classroom presenting whole group lessons and provide short-term individual and small group counseling. The counseling method differs for each student, situation, and need. If students need longer-term counseling services, the school counselor can assist parents in finding a provider.
Classroom teachers and school counselors support each other's work through classroom observation, consultation, sharing information and modeling skills. The teacher and counselor also work closely as members of a team who assist children with academic and behavioral concerns.
Consulting with parents is an important part of the elementary counselor's job. Counselors may consult with parents regarding their children on a variety of topics, including discipline and setting appropriate expectations, test interpretation, family responsibility and behavioral management strategies.
Other School Staff
Core Essentials Character Education Program
Katy ISD's character education program is Core Essentials, a Chick-Fil-A sponsored program. The program highlights a character trait each month, along with an animal that possesses features of that trait. In addition, to kick off the month, we wear a color designated by the district.
August - Wisdom, Tortoise/Silver
September - Initiative, Beaver/Khaki
October - Contentment, Orangutan/Light Blue
November - Cooperation, Bat/Russet
December - Compassion, Humpback Whale/Green
January - Self-Control, Crow/Yellow
February - Service, Dog/Blue
March - Individuality, Okapi/Orange
April - Hope, Butterfly/Purple
May - Perseverance, Donkey/Verdigris
Parenting with Love and Logic
This is a parenting program designed to provide simple, easy to use techniques to help parents have more fun and less stress while raising responsible kids of all ages. Katy ISD provides opportunities for a parent to receive training in this program.
Stop Bullying NOW!
As a part of the Katy ISD requirements students are provided with information every year on how to deal with bullying in school.
I look forward to a super year at Wolman Elementary!
Melissa Baker, counselor