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Idlewood Elementary School Counseling Program

Idlewood Elementary School Counseling Program

Mr. James A. Armour, M.Ed (Grades K,2,4) 678-874-3216

james_armour@dekalbschoolsga.org

Ms. Sharlee Dunnavant, Ed.S (Grades PreK,1,3,5) 678-874-3217

sharlee_dunnavant@dekalbschoolsga.org

School Counseling Mission Statement

   The mission of the Idlewood Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive developmental counseling program that will enable all students, regardless of individual differences, to acquire the attitudes, skills, and knowledge necessary for academic, career, and personal/social development. Professional School Counselors provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.

   Working with the students, staff, parents, and community members, the school counselors will facilitate a positive and supportive program that will ensure a school community that is a safe, healthy, and a nurturing environment for all.

School Counseling Philosophy

The counselors at Idlewood Elementary believe:

  • All students can learn
  • All students have a right to learn in a safe and nurturing environment
  • All students’ dignity and culture is respected and valued
  • All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program
  • Parents, teachers, and the community must work together for the good of our students
  • The counseling program uses data to plan intentional guidance activities as well as to advocate for change in the system
  • The counseling program seeks improvement each year based on results data
  • Counselors abide by the professional ethics of guidance and counseling by the American School Counselor Association

 

The Counselors:

  • Talk to students about their problems or concerns
  • Consult with parents, administration, staff, and the community
  •  Lead small groups
  •  Provide classroom guidance

 

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