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Jamie Haring

Counselor

Hello! I am Jamie Haring, the school counselor at Ballwin Elementary. I attended the University of Missouri- St. Louis and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. A few years later, I went back to school at Lindenwood University, where I earned my Master's Degree in School Counseling. This is my seventh year at Ballwin Elementary and I am extremely excited to get to know you and your amazing students! If there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to call or email me.

 

Counselor Lessons

During the school year, I implement counseling lessons in each and every classroom. I will visit each classroom once per month. Each month, a different lesson will be taught with the class. The lessons will be one of three categories: Academic, Social/Emotional, or Career. Students typically love these lessons, so I tend to provide a handout or worksheet to reference in the future. Please check with your student to see what the latest counseling topic was in their classroom!

 

Small Groups

Small groups are great for students who may need assistance with improving skills in the areas of Academic, Social/Emotional, or Career development. Working with students in small groups is one strategy for helping students become more successful. Some of the small group topics that may be implemented this school year include anxiety, divorce, anger management, social skills, grief, and test-taking strategies. If you have any further questions about small groups, please give me a call.

 

Mission Statement 

All students will be valued and provided results-based instruction in the areas of Career, Academic, and Personal Social Development, through a comprehensive guidance program, as they acquire skills, abilities and attitudes that empower them to be lifelong contributing members of society. Our guidance and counseling program includes:
 

  1. CURRICULUM consists of classroom lessons and large group presentations
  2. INDIVIDUAL PLANNING consists of activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.                   
  3. RESPONSIVE SERVICES consists of activities to meet immediate needs and concerns of students.
  4. SYSTEM SUPPORT consists of management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total guidance program.