Guidance
Contact:
Brandy Brockington Phone Icon 843-423-8335 ext 3013 Email Icon Email

School Counselor

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Welcome to Ms. Brockington's Guidance Office:

"Where Little People Do Big Things"

 

 

 

About the counselor:

 

I am a graduate from Coker College with a degree in Business Administration and an MBA degree from Troy University. I also received my School Counseling degree from Cambridge College. I have a passion for counseling students and changing lives every day. I believe that every child has the ability of being successful citizens. I work hard to build character and instill morals, manners, and respect that will follow the students as they grow. When students enter my classroom, they enter to learn and depart to serve! My goal is to show children that social skills can be fun and help them to become life-long learners and leaders in society.

 

 

 

What is a School Counselor?

 

A school counselor is a certified, trained, and caring professional who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for each student to achieve academic and social success. School Counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:

  • School Guidance Curriculum-designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons designed to achieve specific competencies in all grades K-12 (personal/social, academic, career) and driven by the needs of the school population.
  • Individual Student Planning-assisting students with goal formation/planning (behavioral, academic, etc.)
  • Responsive Services-meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing).
  • System Support-school wide program
    planning and implementation (PBIS, Instructional Leadership Teaming,
    etc.), consulting with other professionals, coordination of various
    supports for students and families.

 

As a School Counselor, we perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:

  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Classroom guidance (i.e. Large group counseling)
  • Attend and participate in academic intervention meetings
  • Organize and administer building testing
  • Observe students in various school environments
  • Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers, and students
  • Respond to school crises or emergency situations
  • Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues

 

Our goal as school counselors is to provide a warm and safe environment where each person can learn to love who they are, and to facilitate those coping skills needed for everyday life.  Each day is a new day.  We want our students to know that we care about them as a person and that they are valued.

**In any counseling situation, confidentiality is maintained except:
1. In cases of suspected abuse or neglect.
2. If a child poses a danger to self or others.
3. The child and/or parent/guardian give permission to share information