Ms. Peterson is the school Counselor at T.O. Smith. She provides valuable services through the comprehensive counseling and guidance program which includes classroom guidance lessons, group and individual counseling, and responsive services. Some topics of discussion include: Anger, Anxiety, Aggression, Defiance, Individual Student Issues, Friendships, Relationships and Social Skills. Ms. Peterson also works with The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program as well as the Peer Leader Group.
School counselors are advocates for students. They seek to build relationships to help students grow emotionally, socially and academically. Counselors are first and foremost here to support student academic and learning development, helping students achieve school success. Second, life and career development, which helps students focus on future life and career goals. Counselors work to provide an awareness of multicultural and global citizenship to allow students to see opportunity in the ever evolving global communities. Finally, the school counselor provides social and emotional support allowing students to develop resiliency and strength as they work towards their future. Your school counselor is in the school to support you!
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