Counseling & Mental Health

Meet the Counselor: Ms. Wheeler

What do school counselors do?

Direct student services including:

  • Facilitate school-wide programs like PBIS and Kids at Hope to help promote academic & social-emotional development.
  • Weekly classroom SEL (social-emotional-learning) and character trait lessons:
  • Bullying classroom lessons in the month of October:
  • Small-group & 1:1 social skills instruction based on needs assessment.
  • Emotion Regulation or Friendship groups
  • Responsive service – Provide behavior support / de-escalation strategies as needed.
  • Individual student planning – Assist students in evaluating interests, abilities, skills, goal setting based on academic & social-emotional data.
  • Individual or small group counseling – short-term & solution/goal-focused counseling. 

*School Counselors do not provide therapy, however, we are trained to refer to outside agencies.

Indirect student services including:

  • Student Assistance Team (SAT)- Provide consultation/share strategies supporting student achievement with teachers, other educators & parents.  
  • Designing behavior support plans in collaboration with teachers, students, & parents when needed.
  • Guidance for students and families to school or community resources for additional assistance and information.
  • 504 Plan Coordinator – Facilitate the referral process for students who may require an accommodation plan for academic and/or behavioral success.

Deborah Wheeler

Rachel Carr

Kerrin McMillen
Psychologist Intern