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    Greetings! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself - My name is Mrs. Farraye and I am the School Counselor for Beatrice Gilmore School in Woodland Park School. I am honored to work with the students, staff, and parents of the Woodland Park District.

    I am a Certified School Counselor trained to work with students, parents, staff and community with the common goal of assisting students in achieving social, emotional, and academic success.

    My Mission as a School Counselor is help students develop and enhance their academic, social, emotional and personal strengths in order to become responsible, successful and productive citizens. My desire is for each student to feel proud of who they become.

     

    As a counselor, I have the privilege of working with students in the following settings:

    SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS:

    In conjunction with the counselors from Charles Olbon School and Memorial School, I will help coordinate schoolwide programs such as Red Ribbon Week, School Violence & Awareness Week, and Week of Respect. In addition, the “Mix it Up” Lunch Program will continue.

     

    CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS:

    These lessons will be presented in a classroom and will help students develop personal, social, and emotional skills necessary to meet specific needs of the school population. Topics may include bullying, peer respect, tattling, conflict resolution.

     

    RESPONSIVE SERVICES:

    This would entail counselor meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing.)

     

    INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PLANNING:

    Counselor would assist student in formation of goals, including, but not limited to, behavioral, academic, and social.

     

    SYSTEM SUPPORT:

    Counselor would consult with other professionals with the goal of coordinating various supports for students and families

      

    INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING:

    Counselor would work with a student individually to address issues that are hindering academic success. Counselor provides a safe, confidential and encouraging environment within the school setting. The topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: understanding feelings, changing family dynamics, grief, stress, anger, self-esteem, social skills, bullying, problem-solving and decision-making.

     

    GROUP COUNSELING:

    Group counseling is provided for small groups of students experiencing similar concerns. These may include social skills, anger management, coping with separation/divorce and or loss, organization skills, study skills, self-esteem. Permission slips must be signed by parents for students to participate in groups.

     

    The Guidance Page will provide information about the school counseling program(s) as well as upcoming activities. The page will also provide parent / student resources.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

     

    Sincerely,

    Donna Farraye,

    Guidance Counselor

    Beatrice Gilmore

    (973) 317 - 7787

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