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School Counseling
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Jessica Bestic Phone Icon 931-649-5435 Email Icon Email

School Counseling

Mission Statement:  

The mission of Rock Creek Elementary's School Counseling Program is to foster each student’s social, academic and career development by providing a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate counseling program so that students become responsible and productive members of our community.

What is a school counselor?

I am a trained educator specifically in school counseling; just as teachers went to school to learn how to teach reading, math, science, and history, I was taught how to create, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program in schools.  

"Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success" (ASCA, 2016)

 

Counseling Services

 

Classroom Guidance

The Second Step Curriculum is used for most guidance lessons that Ms. Bestic teaches.  Second Step focuses on teaching Social/Emotional awareness and helps students develop skills and abilities in the following four areas: 1) Skills for learning, 2) Empathy, 3) Emotion Management, 4) Problem Solving.  

*Lessons are taught biweekly with grade levels K-5.

Individual Counseling 

One-on-one assistance to students who are facing a personal/social problem that is making it hard for them to learn in the classroom.

Small Group Counseling

At times throughout the school year, I will form groups that are focused on a topic that a group of students may be struggling with such as: social skills, divorce, test anxiety, etc.  If I think your child may benefit from the topic, you will receive a permission letter that will be sent home.

Collaboration

Activities and partnership with outside agencies within the community, as well as with teachers and staff, to better meet student needs at school and at home.

How Can A Student See Ms. Bestic?

  1. Self-Referral
  2. Teacher/Faculty Referral
  3. Parent Referral

If you have a concern about your child and would like to talk about what you are noticing, or request that Ms. Bestic talks with your child, please feel free to call to speak with Ms. Jessica Bestic at 931-649-5435

 

 

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