Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Maribel Perry M.Ed.
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Mission and Goals
RISD professional school counselors provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program for all students to maximize academic achievement, college and career readiness, and interpersonal/emotional development which will enable success in the classroom, in post-secondary education, and in our diverse and changing society.
Why Elementary School Counselors?
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. 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. The elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students. Professional association membership enhances the school counselor’s knowledge and effectiveness.
Parents, I am available to assist and provide you with:
- Exploring ways to help your child succeed
- Improving parent -child communications
- Referrals for community sources
- Understanding the developmental changes of childhood
- Supply reference materials
- Information to help understand your child’s special needs
Students, I am here to help you with:
- Working out friendship problems
- Setting goals
- Working well with others
- Feeling good about yourself
- Adjusting to a new school
- Learning how to make decisions
- Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)
- Dealing with peer pressure and bullying
Counseling Program Components
To provide guidance content to all students including Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills, goal setting and decision-making, career awareness, exploration and planning, education on understanding self and others. Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills, communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
To address the immediate concerns of students through prevention and intervention.
To assist students in monitoring and understanding their own development through student planning and goal setting.
To provide program and staff development activities and services for effective counseling program delivery.
Small Group and Individual Counseling for:
- Social skills