Smith Elementary School
Dear Smith Families,
Welcome back to the new school year! I am so excited to be at school and anxiously awaiting to see students again! I am the School Counselor here at Smith. I am honored to have the opportunity and privilege to work with you and your child.
My passion for school counseling began during my time as a teacher when I wanted to have an even bigger impact on students at the elementary level. What I love most about the younger students is the genuine curiosity children have in their learning and the world around them, as well as the opportunity for early intervention support that can have a lifelong positive impact on a child.
As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, social/emotional development, and career exploration for ALL students. I look forward to offering support to our students, staff, families, and community. I will be meeting with students individually, conducting classroom educational lessons on various topics, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all our students.
I hope to assist the students to see things positively, feel connected, teach strategies, and cope with issues that may arise. I look forward to being a partner and a resource for all stakeholders in our school community. Please reach out to me as needed.
Smith School Counselor
School Counselors (previously referred to as Guidance Counselors) support all students in grades PreK-12 with academic achievement, social and emotional development and career planning. Ohio School Counselors are licensed and have completed an approved master’s program and an extensive internship. They develop and implement comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student success by collaborating with families, teachers and administrators.
Resource retrieved from the Ohio Department of Education (8/25/17). For more information on this topic please visit http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/Caree...
Military Kids Club is back!
The mission of the Military Kids Club is to provide a fun and safe place for our military kids to be encouraged, strengthened and connected to the E.D. Smith Community.
The club meets about once a month during the lunch period (11:30-12:00) to do fun activities and connect with each other.
How to join in--go to your Oakwood email and find the invitation to join my Military Kids Club Classroom then on the date and time click the meet link and join us at lunch to eat and chat.
- Oct. 14, 2020 – Meet and Greet for students (11:30-12:00 online)
- Nov. 12, 2020 - How do we support ourselves? (11:30-12:00 online)
- Dec. 16 , 2020- How do we support each other? (11:30-12:00 online)
- Jan. 20, 2021- Make a goal for the new year for home and school (11:30-12:00 online)
- Feb. 24, 2021- Valentines for Veteran’s (11:30-12:00 online)
- March 17, 2021- Games (11:30-12:00 online)
- April 14, 2021-Video and discussion (11:30-12:00 online)
- May 12, 2021- Celebrate our group (11:30-12:00 online)
Timber is our character education program designed to help all learners develop the skills necessary for success in today's world.
To learn more about this program and she the full scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year, go to our Timber page.
- Character Education
- Classroom Lessons
- Collaborate with Teachers/Staff
- Community Referrals
- Consult with Parents
- Group Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Individual Lessons
- Indoor Recess Buddies
- Mentor Program
- Military Kids Club
- Parent Consultation
- Small Group Counseling
- Tutoring Programs
- Coping During COVID-19