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Mary Warren, Guidance Counselor
Ketterlinus Elementary School
“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
Hi! Welcome to my Guidance Website. I am Mary Warren, the Guidance Counselor here at Ketterlinus. What you need to know about me is that I love my job and I love working with your children and the KES family. Additionally, I have two daughters and three grandchildren who have taught me many things about parenting and raising happy, successful kids. This year as we have downsized, I am looking forward to doing more classroom guidance to help our students learn and practice social skills in a safe and positive learning environment. I consider it a priviledge and an awesome responsibility to help each child feel confident and capable to meet personal and academic challenges. I hope you find information on this website to be helpful. As always, feel free to email or call (547-8545) me with questions or concerns. Thank you for sharing your child with us. It’s going to be a great year!
WHAT DO SCHOOL COUNSELORS DO?
“A School Counselor is someone who is there to listen. A counselor tells the truth and keeps it quiet. When you are so worried that you cannot really talk about it, or when you are so scared that you don’t know what to do, the counselor can help you. You can even visit the counselor when you have some great news to share.”
WHY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS?
“Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to be healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help children achieve academic success.”
American School Counselors Association
WE’RE A TEAM!
STUDENT + PARENTS + TEACHERS + SUPPORT SERVICES = SUCCESS!!
It is vital that we all work together as a team to help your child obtain skills to become a successful student and responsible citizen. If there are things happening in your family that will help us understand your child, please give me a call, email, or drop by my office when you are at school.
Parenting your child is the most important job you will ever have! Even the best, most loving parents sometimes feel overwhelmed and frustrated when their child has academic, social, or behavioral problems. Before you reach your ‘last straw’, please consider sharing your concerns / frustration. No, I don’t always have the answers, but I have lots of tissues, and I am ready to help you identify and explore possible solutions and alternatives.