ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELING

 

 

Mission

The Lincoln Counselors promote learning and personal growth by offering a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and an accessible student centered counseling program for members of the Lincoln community.

Lincoln Counseling Beliefs

The Lincoln comprehensive counseling program:

  • Compliments and enhances the school program
  • Should be available to all students and Lincoln community members
  • Addresses academic, career, personal/social needs of all students

The counselors at Lincoln believe that all students:

  • Should feel safe , supported, and accepted
  • Contribute to the school community
  • Develop the ability to produce solutions to their own problems
  • Are capable of change & growth

All Lincoln counselors:

  • Are student focused
  • Work as a professional learning community
  • Are available to collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Should have access to current resources & Professional Development
  • Participate in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating the comprehensive school counseling program using the ASCA National Model

 

CURRICULUM PARENT RESOURCES WELLNESS & CRISIS USEFUL LINKS TRANSITION

 

Meet Your Counselor

I’m excited to be your new elementary school counselor.  Believe it or not, I was the elementary school counselor at Lincoln back in the 90’s.  As you can see, I have been learning at Lincoln for many years.  After working in the counseling office, I moved with my family to Northern Virginia and worked in the Fairfax County Public School System in the areas of special education and ELL.  When I returned to Argentina I took up the position of Learning Center Coordinator at Lincoln.

I’m originally from Ohio, where I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and completed counseling courses for certification at the Ohio State University.  More recently I have graduated from the Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) with a Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and from the Counselor’s Training Center (USA) with a certificate in International School Counseling.

Outside of school I enjoy practicing yoga, swimming and taking long walks.  I love reading and talking to others about books.  I’m married to Eduardo and we have two daughters, Amanda and Amy, who are graduates of Lincoln.

I have learned that each school year and each child is unique.  I look forward to this school year and getting to know elementary school students and parents.  Please stop by the Elementary Counseling Office (Room #507) to say hello or have a chat.  

 

Laurie Forrester

Email: laurie.forrester@lincoln.edu.ar