Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Bio:   I, Amy Jefferson, am so excited about my continued position as the school counselor at Taylor Elementary.  I have worked at this school as a classroom teacher in kindergarten and first grade since 2004.  This role allows me to have daily connections with all students in the building.  I am very excited about the new program I will utilize this year.  I graduated from Northern Kentucky University and hold certifications in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and School Counseling.  It will be my pleasure to work with parents, teachers, community agencies, and students to make the most of the educational experience during the elementary years.  If you have any questions or concerns please, contact me via email Amy.Jefferson@Bracken.kyschools.us or phone 606.735.2169.


Program Info: Beliefs and Philosophy

The counselor at Taylor Elementary School believes:

· All students have dignity and worth

· All students have the right to participate in the school counseling program

· All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program

And that the TES comprehensive school counseling program should:

· Be based on specified goals and developmental student competencies for all students

· Be planned and coordinated by school counselor(s) in collaboration with other stakeholders (school staff, parent or guardian and community representatives)

· Utilize the many combined resources of the community to deliver programs

· Collaborate with stakeholders to monitor students’ results

· Use data to drive program development and evaluation.

Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are essential to having an effective school counseling program. Taylor Elementary recognizes the importance of good communication and good working relationships between students, parents, and the school. Therefore, every effort will be made to protect student and parent privacy rights except under certain limited conditions. These conditions generally included safety issues (harm to self and/others), legal issues, and professional responsibilities (see the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors at www.schoolcounselor.org).