Meet our Counselors
SEL Team Lead
Welcome to the Counseling Department!!
My name is Kenyatta Tynes. I am a proud alumna of the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (AGGIE Pride!!) where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I earned my Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Capella University. My goal is to support and encourage our students to reach their best potential by providing them support in three domains: academic, social/emotional, and career and college readiness. Our counseling program includes many evidence-based programs and services including classroom core curriculum lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling sessions. My mission is to help students manage their emotions, soar in academic excellence, and feel supported in all they do. I am here for you and your student, and I am extremely excited to be here at Anderson-Livsey Elementary!
The Vision of Anderson-Livsey Elementary School’s comprehensive counseling program is for all students to understand their unique potential as scholars and citizens by encouraging students to reach their S.T.A.R potential. In working with community stakeholders, our goal is to model and elevate students in their ability to grow and develop into motivated thinkers ready to compete in our diverse global world.
The mission of Anderson-Livsey Elementary School is to provide a comprehensive program dedicated to supporting the social-emotional, college-career, and academic growth of all our scholars to help develop them into engaging and active members of our community. Our plan and focus is to work with the community, parents, and staff to create a safe and inclusive learning environment to help tackle adversities and remove systemic barriers hindering academic and social success of our scholars.
Our comprehensive school counseling program follows and models the American School Counselor ethical standards and belief system. That all students have the ability to learn by advocating for and contributing to an education system that provides optimal learning environments for all students (ASCA, 2022)
All students have the right to:
- Be respected and treated with dignity
- A physically and emotionally safe, inclusive and healthy school environment, both in-person and through digital platforms, free from abuse, bullying, harassment, discrimination and any other forms of violence.
- Equitable access to a school counseling program that promotes academic, career and social/emotional development and improves student outcomes for all students, including students historically and currently marginalized by the education system.
- Equitable access to school counselors who support students from all backgrounds and circumstances and who advocate for and affirm all students regardless of but not limited to ethnic/racial identity; nationality; age; social class; economic status; abilities/disabilities; language; immigration status; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; family type; religious/spiritual identity; and living situations, including emancipated minor status, wards of the state, homelessness or incarceration.
- Information and support needed to enhance self-development and affirmation within one’s group identities.
- Critical, timely information, beginning with pre-K through grade 12, on how college/university, career and technical school, military, workforce and other postsecondary options can have an impact on their educational choices and future opportunities.
- Privacy that is honored to the greatest extent possible, which at times may be limited by school counselors’ balance of other competing interests (e.g., best interests of students, the safety of others, parental rights) and adherence to laws, ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors policies and ethical standards pertaining to confidentiality and disclosure in the school setting.