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Counselor's Corner

Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university
  • Certification requirements for school counselor from the Kansas State Department of Education
Essential Function
The counselor at Spring Hill Middle School contributes directly to student success by helping develop the whole child through improvements in academic achievement, career and post-secondary planning, and personal and social development. Further, the goal is to ensure that all students are well prepared to be successful in the 21st Century.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead: Plan and promote intervention programs at the middle school level. Work with students in identifying career and college opportunities.
  • Advocate: Advocate for student experiences that broaden students’ educational, career, emotional, and behavioral needs.
  • Counseling: Counsel individual students, groups or families as needed.
  • Team and Collaborate: Through SAT/SIT, the counselor will lead grade-level teams and coordinate resources to improve student achievement and responsiveness to student needs.
  • Data: Gather and analyze state assessment, Measures of Academic Progress, and local test scores to determine a student’s need for support and placement in supplemental educational programs.
  • School System: Participate in school decision-making and in activities, which contribute to the effectiveness of the school (site-based council, building leadership team, grade-level teams, etc.).
  • Scheduling: Manage school-wide and individual scheduling needs.
  • Transition: Assist in student transition to middle school and to high school.
Debra Taylor, Counselor
taylor@usd230.org
913-592-7288

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