Counselors

counselors
  • Meet Our Counselors

    Mrs. Christy Armstrong

    Counselor Name: Mrs. Christy Armstrong 

    Grade Levels: Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, 4th Grade

    Email: Christy_Armstrong@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

    Phone Number: (678) 714-5833

    Mrs. Heather Heigl

    Counselor Name: Heather Heigl

    Grade Levels: 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade

    Email: Heather_Heigl@gwinnett.k12.ga.us

    Phone Number: (678) 714-5817

    Counseling Department Information

  • Working with Individual Students

    Counselors work with individual students as needed.

    Possible topics include:

    • Peer Relations
    • Study Skills
    • Decision Making Skills
    • Self-esteem
    • Personal Safety
    • Cooperation
    • Bully Prevention
    • Tolerance for Differences
    • Career Awareness

  • Working with Parents

    Counselors are available to work with parents on the following topics and issues to help children to be more successful at school:

    • Study Skills (Organization, testing taking tips, etc.)
    • Family Changes (Moving, dealing with death, divorce, separation, etc.)
    • Stress and Perfectionism
    • Attendance
    • Parenting
    • Classroom behavior
    • Peer Relations
    • Responsibility

  • Kindergarten Competencies

    The student will:

    1. Explain the importance of using listening skills at all times
    2. Follow classroom rules and be able to explain what those rules mean
    3. Follow spoken directions given in school
    4. Cultivate school success by taking responsibility for actions (self-control)
    5. Learn about various careers and occupations
    6. Express feelings appropriately and recognize the connections between thoughts, feelings and actions
    7. Develop positive attitudes towards self as a unique and worthy person
    8. Identify and respect similarities and differences of others
    9. Explore the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touches
    10. Identify strategies for stopping inappropriate touches

  • First Grade Competencies

    The students will:

    1. Acquire skills to improve learning
    2. Use listening skills to follow oral and written directions
    3. Accept mistakes as essential to the learning process
    4. Learn when and how to ask for help with schoolwork
    5. Demonstrate personal responsibility in following rules
    6. Explore personal likes and dislikes as they relate to various careers and occupations
    7. Demonstrate respect for oneself as well as others
    8. Learn about ways to handle disagreements without fighting
    9. Learn how to make and keep friends
    10. Recognize the difference between the feelings associated with appropriate and inappropriate physical contact
    11. Identify strategies for stopping inappropriate touches

  • Second Grade Competencies

    The student will:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and cooperatively with other students
    2. Practice effective listening skills
    3. Follow multi-step directions
    4. Identify attitudes and behaviors that lead to successful learning
    5. Learn connections between education and possible careers and occupations
    6. Learn appropriate decision-making skills
    7. Understand the relationship between behaviors and consequences
    8. Learn conflict resolution skills
    9. Demonstrate ways to show respect for self, others and property
    10. Recognize the difference between the feelings associated with appropriate and inappropriate physical contact
    11. Examine and practice safety skills including preventing/stopping sexual abuse

  • Third Grade Competencies

    The student will:

    1. Develop skills to work independently
    2. Explore effective test-taking strategies and stress management techniques
    3. Follow both written and spoken directions
    4. Practice goal setting, time management, and organizational skills
    5. Understand the differences among various careers and occupations
    6. Work cooperatively in small groups to solve problems
    7. Apply effective problem-solving skills to make safe and healthy choices
    8. Learn appropriate responses to bullying/harassment
    9. Identify sources of positive and negative influences
    10. Use effective communication skills
    11. Develop a healthy self-concept by making positive choices
    12. Examine and practice safety skills including preventing/stopping sexual abuse

  • Fourth Grade Competencies

    The student will:

    1. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses to positively influence school performance
    2. Learn and apply test-taking strategies
    3. Utilize organizational and time management skills to complete school assignments
    4. Learn and apply goal-setting strategies
    5. Explore how hobbies and personal interests relate to careers
    6. Use conflict resolution skills to solve problems effectively
    7. Learn how to prioritize time between work and leisure activities
    8. Accept responsibility and understand consequences for personal choices
    9. Learn effective strategies related to peer pressure
    10. Identify strategies to cope effectively with personal and classroom difficulties
    11. Recognize and appreciate differences in others
    12. Summarize and practice safety skills including preventing and stopping sexual abuse

  • Fifth Grade Competencies

    The student will:

    1. Apply time management and organizational skills to enhance personal and academic success
    2. Utilize study skills to help achieve goals and reduce test-taking anxiety
    3. Learn strategies to successfully transition to middle school
    4. Identify how hobbies and personal interests influence possible careers and occupations
    5. Develop skills to locate information about possible careers and occupations
    6. Demonstrate skills needed to cope with challenges in daily life
    7. Demonstrate behaviors needed to interact with peers effectively
    8. Demonstrate respect for and acceptance of differences in others
    9. Demonstrate the use of effective communication skills
    10. Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate school behaviors
    11. Identify neglectful, physical and sexually abusive situations and strategies for getting help
    12. Understand the relationship between effective work habits and the world of work

  • Parent Resources

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