Fulton Guidance Department

Elementary School Counselors provide…

  • Developmental classroom guidance lessons focusing on:
    1. Understanding of self and others, coping strategies, peer relationships and effective social skills, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and study skills, career awareness and substance abuse.
    2. Classroom management strategies.
    3. Proactive/preventive programming.
    4. Individual and small group counseling.
    5. Positive leadership, encouraging a safe, nurturing environment.
    6. Consultations with parents, staff and community agencies.

Elementary School Counselors will also help when…

  • Social, emotional and behavioral issues interfere with academic success.
  • Family or community crises impact students and staff.
  • Parents need information and support with the challenging job of raising children.

Students meet with their elementary counselors by…

  • Teacher or staff referral
  • Self-referral
  • Parent referral
  • Peer referral
  • Counselor initiated referral

EASD Elementary Counselors offer individual and small group experiences dealing with…

  • Social Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Self-Esteem
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family Changes
  • Behavior Modification

Banana Splits: Banana Splits is a school based children’s group program for students who have experienced parental separation, divorce. etc. Some ways that the program helps in our school are as follows:

  • to provide a safe place to express feelings
  • to normalize feelings through sharing
  • to train children in problem solving and coping skills
  • to increase self-esteem through mutual help
  • to support parents and school staff in working with Banana Splits kids
  • to increase communication among children, parents and school

Some of the programs offered….

KPETS: Volunteer teams promote well-being by sharing the power of human-animal interactions. Some ways that KPETS helps in out school are as follows:

  • Motivate adults and children in physical, occupational speech and cognitive therapy sessions.
  • Support teachers who have reluctant learners and struggling readers.
  • Encourage children to attend library programs so they can read to a companion animal.

About Our School Counselor

Miss Jillian Poole is the School Counselor of Fulton Elementary.