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School Counseling

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MES School Counselor

Allen White

School Counselor


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The School Counselor is a full-time professional at Maple Elementary School who provides services to students, parents, and teachers.


The following services are provided:

  • Individual counseling - when students are self, teacher, parent, or staff referred (with parental permission for extended counseling)

  • Group counseling - topics such as friendship and social skills, anger management, self-esteem, decision making and study skills are addressed

  • Lunch bunches - students can sign up or might be invited by the counselor to bring friends to join a supervised lunch in the counselor's office

  • Classroom guidance - teaching topics that include: bullying prevention, career and college readiness, social skills, communication skills, tolerance, etc

  • Parent support - which includes parent conferences, referrals, parenting information, and workshops

  • Committee Memberships:  serving on committees such as, Student Success Team, SEFEL, PBIS, Faculty Council, School Improvement Team, Attendance Review, Wellness, Elementary Honor Society, Gifted and Talented, etc.

  • Community Outreach:  making home visits, participating in community and school functions, coordinating volunteer services, receptions for Honor Roll Students, Career Exploration Fair, partnering with MD State Arts Council Residency Program, etc.