Sherry Voigt, School Counselor
Contact information: email@example.com
(414 ) 529-6702
What is a School Counselor?
As a professional school counselor I have a master's degree in school counseling from Concordia University Wisconsin. As a member of the American School Counseling Association and the Wisconsin Schoool Counseling Association, I follow their ethical standards. In general, school counselors collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to identify barriers to learning and then work with the student in order to maximize achievement. In simple terms, it's about discovering what every student needs in order to be successful so that they are able to become all that God has created them to be!
At HCLS, I am developing and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that incorporates Christian principles and follows the organizational framework of the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model. What makes a program comprehensive is that it reaches all students, primarily in a preventative way through classroom instruction. Parts of the program already in place include classroom instruction that addresses academic, personal/social, and career issues in grades 6-8. (Referred to as "Missional Maturity" class.) As the program continues to grow this year, individual and small group counseling will be added.
What is School Counseling?
Short term (brief, solution-focused)
Educational (not intended to be a substitute for diagnosing or treating disorders)
Confidential (unless needed to protect the student and/or peers from danger or harm)