A Year in the Life of a
School Counselor 

See what I do to set up a school counseling program throughout the school year. Get fresh ideas for your school counseling program and share your creative school counseling examples too!

I thought it would be interesting to show new school counselors (veterans too!) what it is like for me each year as I set up my school counseling program in elementary school. I have also been a middle school counselor, so I will add some ideas for middle school as well.

I have been a school counselor for over ten years now. Before that I was a school teacher. I also worked in the community counseling field for five years as well. I have taught graduate classes to counseling students for seven years at two major counseling universities. The classes I specialize in are play therapy and sand tray therapy.

Let me show you what it is like for me as I work through the year as a school counselor. I have worked in large schools and small schools. This includes public schools, as well as a private school.

I have finally found the perfect little school in the mountains of North Georgia! I have about 300 students now. The rural life is so different from the 1,500 middle school students or the 800 elementary students I have had in the past, but I love it!

I also have the world's greatest principal (no lie) at my school! She supports me 150%. I have not always had supportive principals in the past. I must say that when I have support I can do my job properly. A school counselor must have support from her administration. My theory is that a school counselor is only as good as her principal! Mine is the best!!!

Still, there are days when I feel I need three of "me" to get the job done. I love to tell people that, "Counseling is like a box of chocolates, you never know what kind of day you will have!" I have had to learn that I need to take the most urgent request first. My creative counseling skills have gotten me through a lot of "stressful moments" in my career as a counselor. I hope to share these ideas with you over the year.

Please keep checking back to see a month to month schedule of how I run my school's counseling program. Let me know your ideas as well and we can publish these on the site. I look forward to sharing my ideas and experiences with you this year! 

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A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: The Months of June and July
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor Continues: The Month of August
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: The Month of September
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: The Month of October (Red Ribbon Week)
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: The Month of November
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: December
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: The Month of January
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: February
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: March
A Year in the Life of a School Counselor: May
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