National School Counseling Week recognizes professionals who make a difference everyday
Local counselor talks about the challenges facing kids today and the rewards of her work.
It’s National School Counseling Week — a time to recognize the men and women who work tirelessly to help students around the country and here at home.
There are hundreds of students at Monac Elementary in the Washington Local School District and the school counselor is a big part of helping them get on a path to success in the classroom and in life.
Melanie Robinson is the School Counselor at Monac.
“For me, one of the most important things as a school counselor is to be proactive, so I go in and teach every other week in the classroom. If something comes up, and they need to talk with me, they feel more comfortable,” Robinson said.
And one person can make a difference in many lives.
“It only takes one adult to show a child they believe in them, care about them, that they are listening and checking in. That means the world to a student,” Robinson said.
Melanie says there are a wide range of issues and challenges facing the children.
“We deal with anxiety, some depression, loss of parents or grandparents, a beloved pet, divorce and getting along with others.”
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For over 25 years, CITE has and continues to train:
TEACHERS: General and Special Ed Masters (Early Childhood or Childhood), Adolescent Special Ed / Professional Certification Masters, TESOL Masters, Special Ed license extension courses, Bilingual license extension courses, TESOL license extension courses, Early Childhood license extension courses
COUNSELORS: School Counseling Masters, Mental Health Counseling Masters, Advanced Certificate in Mental Health or School Counseling
ADMINISTRATORS: School Building Leadership, School District Leadership, Doctorate for CSA members, Doctorate for non-CSA members, Public Administration Master’s
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