Welcome to the Counselor's Page!
A note from Ms. Brehm:
Hello! My name is Shannon Brehm and I am so excited to be the Child Guidance Specialist for Veterans Park Elementary. After serving as a School Psychologist and Child Guidance Specialist for 5 years in Scott County Schools, I spent a year at home with my daughter before returning to work at VPE. This is my second year serving as Child Guidance Specialist at VPE, and my third year at the school. I have loved getting to know the students and families in this awesome school community, and I look forward to seeing your students’ smiling faces each week. This year, I will be working specifically with 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students, while our other Child Guidance Specialist, Allie Campbell, works with our Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students; however, we are both available to assist with any concerns you or your child might have. Through classroom guidance, individual meetings, and small groups, we focus on building skills in the areas of problem solving, emotion management, and overall social skills. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us, and I look forward to a great year!
A Note from Ms. Campbell:
My name is Allie Campbell and I am so excited to be joining Veterans Park Elementary as a Child Guidance Specialist. Before entering this position in January, I worked for 5 years as a Group Leader in the After-School Program while completing my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Kentucky. I have loved getting to know your students and am looking forward to another wonderful year here at Veterans Park!
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School Psychologist’s Couch: http://schoolpsychologistscouch.blogspot.com/
Talking with Kids: https://www.childrennow.org/parenting-resources/
Homework Survival Guide: http://www.naspcenter.org/home_school/homework.html
NASP Center: Helping Children Achieve Their Best: http://www.naspcenter.org/
Home Rewards and Reinforcers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0OF2wtUYTeGanM5QmlhWUtJNDg/view
Family & Community Engagement: https://www.fcps.net/face
Student Support Services: https://www.fcps.net/Page/2700
What Does a Counselor Do?
- Talks with students individually and in groups.
Gains understanding of your child's behavior through observation and participation in the classroom to help identify their needs.
Intervenes with potential dropouts.
Helps students relate to others.
Provides counsel to teachers and parents so that they can better help their children and students.
Helps parents find and make better use of community resources.
Identify student abilities, achievement, interests, and needs.
Utilize other school specialists to aid students in their growing process.
Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
Hosts and facilitate parent discussion groups.
Helps with school, college, job, career, and personal plans.
Participates in curriculum development.