School Counseling
Welcome to Mrs. Yow and Mrs. Kane's School Counselor Page!
You can contact us via email: (for K-2) [email protected] or (for 3-5)
[email protected]

Who are school counselors?
School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student academic, career,
and social/emotional success for all students by implementing a data-informed school counseling
School counselors help all students:
• apply academic achievement strategies
• manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
• plan for postsecondary options (higher education, trade school, military, work force)

Hold, at minimum, a master’s degree in school counseling
Meet the state certification/ licensure standards
Fulfill continuing education requirements
Uphold the American School Counselor Association ethical and professional standards
(ASCA, 2022)
For more information about school counselors please visit

*Guidance counselor is an outdated term for School Counselor. It is no longer used because our
duties have evolved past that of a guidance counselor. Our professional organization, the
American School Counselor Association, strongly encourages the use of the title School
Counselor. We provide support to ALL students in the following areas:
Goal setting
Executive functioning skills
Problem solving
Test taking stills
Growth mindset
grade transition
Attitude towards learning
Career exploration
Post secondary options
Interest inventories / self reflection
Work related Skills
School work connection
Social / Emotional
Respect / inclusion
Self confidence
Coping skills
Advocacy skills

What do school counselors do?
• Individual student academic planning and goal setting
• School counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
• Short-term individual and small group counseling to students
• Referrals for long-term support
• Collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/community for student success
• Advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused
• Data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges
(ASCA, 2022)

Confidentiality Statement
In order to build and maintain trust in counseling, confidentiality is very important. We will not
share any information with others unless student permission is given. The only time that
counselors are obligated to break confidentiality is when a student discloses:
They’re in danger of hurting him/herself or others
Previously unreported child, elder, sexual or physical abuse
Crimes that have or will be committed

At times, we may consult with other professionals in the best interest of the student
Although what takes place in individual or group counseling is confidential, parents have the
right to be informed of their child’s general progress.

Classroom Lessons
Our school counselors implement classroom lessons on the following topics:

Friendship and conflict resolution skills
Healthy relationships
Career readiness
Social & Emotional Learning
Growth Mindset

Self Management Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one’s goals.
Self Awareness Recognizing one’s emotions and values as well as one’s strengths and
Social Awareness Showing understanding and empathy for others.
Relationship Skills Forming positive relationships working in teams, dealing effectively with
Responsible Decision Making Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social
What Is the CASEL Framework? - CASEL

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge,
skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and
collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive
relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions (CASEL, 2022).
For more information about SEL please visit