Meet the Counselor - Ms. Alicia Spivey

  • Meet Our Counselor  
     
    Ms. Alicia Spivey



    Hello! Welcome to James E. Bacon Elementary School! I am proud to say that I belong to a wonderful staff of educators who place students as their number one priority. This is my second year here at JEB, and I value this opportunity to outreach to students, parents, teachers, and the community. My job is to help students overcome barriers that impede their learning. I enjoy my job, and I care about each and every child at my school. They are ALL special to me. Children are investments—how much is invested in them will foretell the kind of person they will be one day.

    Children can be plagued with many problems and may not know how to talk about them; therefore,  I provide individual and group counseling services to students, as well as whole class guidance activities to address any number of topics such as bullying, friendships, conflict resolution, grief, divorce or family changes, anger management, and self esteem, just to name a few. I help students come to understand feelings they may have as a result of problems they may be experiencing. I also help them discover coping skills they can use to help them get through issues that are interfering with learning. My job is to help them understand themselves and those that are directly involved in their lives, and to give them tools and skills to become healthy, successful individuals down the pathway that life will lead them. I strive to help my students understand the importance of goal setting, motivation, and self-confidence—vital traits for lifetime success—as they learn to function as happy, sociable, and responsible students.

    My goal is for every child here at James E. Bacon to succeed—academically, as well as personally, and socially. Please call me at the school (912) 427-1077 to set up an appointment. I would be very glad to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child.

    Thank You,

    Alicia Spivey


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    What are School Counselors?

    School Counselors are a type of helper in your school. They help kids with things like problem solving, understanding feelings, and making friends!

     

    What do School Counselors do?

       talk with individual students, meet with students in small groups, and visit classrooms to teach lessons about things that will help you in school, and out of school

       work with parents and teachers to help set educational goals for students and form a team to monitor their progress


         

    Who are School Counselors for?

    Your School Counselor is here for EVERYONE! She is here for every student, every teacher, and every parent who is part of the James E. Bacon Elementary community.


      Related Links  


    http://www.schoolcounselor.org/

    Information from the American School Counselor Association for parents and teachers.



    http://www.guardingkids.com/

    Information to help keep kids safe while using technology.



    http://www.ucando.org/

    The Can Do! web site offers stories, activities, and resources to help create a better understanding and deeper appreciation of how people can overcome their challenges.



    http://www.additudemag.com/

    Attention deficit information about ADHD symptoms, medication, treatment, diagnosis, and parenting ADD children from the experts at ADDitude magazine.


    http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/
    The US Department of Health and Human Services offers flash movies, games, and information about bullying and how to prevent it.



    http://www.aboutourkids.org

    Information on children's mental health and parenting based on research in child psychiatry, psychology, and child development.


    character education - resources, materials, lesson plans, videos
    http://www.goodcharacter.com/
    Free character education materials for teachers, parents, coaches, and youth group leaders.


     
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