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Michelle Bostian       

The Middle School Counselor’s Role Description

In brief summation, the Middle School Counselor:

* Is available to talk with individual students, or groups of students, about whatever may be of concern academically, socially, and/or emotionally. 

* Consults with parents about school and parenting and family issues / dilemmas.

* Offers, in coordination with each grade level team and their advising program, guidance related topics or even units for study and discussion over the course of a year.

* Serves as a support person to each grade level advising team.

* Helps facilitate and promote enrichment and multicultural experiences within the Middle School.

* Teaches / facilitates “Parent Curriculum” classes and book discussions.  (Look for announcements of upcoming offerings on-line. These “classes” naturally facilitate parent networking!)

* Helps to coordinate the Talent Identification Program (TIP).

* Helps Dr. Dickinson teach sex education for 6th grade boys. Helps teach puberty education classes for 5th grade males.

* Coordinates and promotes Dads’ Meetings.

* Serves on a variety of campus committees including the Crisis Intervention Committee, The Ethical Literacy Team and the Middle School Leadership Team.

  • Students may drop by my office at any time, but can also call me at home, get in touch by e-mail, or leave a note asking for a visit.
  • Both teachers and parents may refer student situations to the counselor.
  • Short-term counseling and intervention are the norm. 
  • The constraints of a school schedule and setting do not make it easy to do consistent and ongoing therapeutic work. Therefore, students with certain needs may, with parental involvement, be referred to an appropriate outside professional.
  • I am usually at GDS Monday through Thursday.  Friday is devoted to private practice.

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