My name is Elizabeth Pugh (Ms.Liz) and I am the K-3rd Grade School Counselor.
All students will be involved in the classroom lessons using the Second Step Curriculum. Second Step is an evidenced-based social-emotional program. These lessons will focus on empathy and emotional management. Its purpose is to increase school success and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation.
For additional counseling services, students can be referred to me through the principal, assistant principal, teacher, self, or parent for individual and/or group sessions.
Students may also meet with the school counselor if a social/emotional issue arises during the day. A carbon copy slip will be sent home if your child comes to my office.
The nature of school counseling does not permit me to perform long-term counseling services or provide a mental health diagnosis. School counselors are skills based to help students be successful at school.
If you feel your child or family is in need of additional help, I will gladly provide information about available resources in the community.
What Can I Help With?
- Conflict with friends
- Peer relations
- Social skills
- Friendship skills
- Anxiety coming to/staying at school
- Other social/emotional issues
Feel free to email me (preferred method with quickest response) or call to set up a meeting or discuss concerns.