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Guidance Office

A school counselor acts as a dependable, informative mentor and guide, typically for the entire student body while incorporating individual personalities, interests, aptitudes and future plans. As a compassionate professional I will work with students to help set reasonable and realistic academic, social, and career goals; create the strategies needed to fulfill those goals; and develop the necessary skills for success.

School counselors are a well of important information on social-emotional development and educational opportunities, as well as valued advisers for students who are unsure where their futures lie.

As your school counselor, I will collaborate with students in grades K-5, performing a range of assessments to pinpoint their strengths and to uncover any areas in need of improvement. I also can provide information about 504 accommodation plans, MTSS support services, behavioral interventions and referrals to outside mental health agencies that may further support the success of your student.

FCPS Virtual Center for Resilience - Check out this resource and consider having it linked to your website, Google Classrooms, etc.

Peace Hospital - please keep this information on hand for students/families that might need to be connected with this provider.

Here is a great way to support staff & families from through NTI! Consider facilitating a Compassion Resilience group for staff or students! Everything is planned for you and ready to implement this support. Use the Compassion Resilience Toolkitfor School Staff and the Toolkit for Parents & Caregiver groups.

Resources for Families

  • Check out a new local resource for students/families impacted by ADHD! Focus Forward . Services include ADHD Life Coaching, Tutoring, Parent Coaching,
  • Academic Coaching, 504/IEP Support, and more!
  • A great service for Middle & High School Students during NTI-- Virtual Academic Support and In-Person (with social distancing) academic support! Check out the flier.
  • Focus Forward also provides 1:1 and group tutoring by trained tutors who are required to communicate with teachers so they can target the specific skills deficits identified by teachers instead of just helping with work the student says they need to get done.
  • Training opportunities for parents!

Guidance Welcome Letter

Domestic Violence Resources

Our Lady of Peace Information

The Ridge Youth Brochure


Lisa Norton Child Guidance Specialist

Lisa Norton
Child Guidance Specialist, MSW
(859) 381-3003

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