•  Voorheesville Elementary School Counseling Center 


    Counseling Center
    518-765-2382 Ext. 518
    Director of Pupil Personnel Services  
    Karen Jones kjones@voorheesville.org  ES phone: 518-765-2382  MS/HS phone: 518-765-3314 


    Elementary School Counselor

    Kristin Huntsman  khuntsman@voorheesville.org 518-765-2382, Ext. 518             

    DASA Coordinator                                                              

    School Psychologist
    Jaime Tingley jtingley@voorheesville.org, 518-765-2382 Ext. 517


    K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Program


    VISION: All students will graduate with a realistic plan and the necessary skills to realize that plan.


    MISSION: To help all students succeed through academic, career and social/emotional support services



    Our program is aligned with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA)  National Model and New York State Education Department regulations. School Counseling program services are provided to all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.


    Whom do School Counselors work with?


    At each level school counselors work with all STUDENTS to assist with topics such as:

    • Academic planning and support
    • Decision making and conflict resolution
    • Friendship concerns and issues
    • Career and college planning
    • Study skills and organization
    • Problem solving and coping skills
    • Course selection information
    • Graduation requirements
    • Identifying interests, strengths and learning styles


    At each level, school counselors work with FAMILIES to assist with topics such as:

    • Accessing community resources
    • Facilitating team communication about student needs
    • Parent conferences and referral resources
    • College application process
    • Transition supports entering school


    At each level, school counselors work with TEACHERS and ADMINISTRATORS to assist with:

    • Academic and behavioral interventions
    • Crisis intervention and management
    • School-wide programs
    • Data analysis to identify student needs
    • Student schedule management and coordination


    Delivery System:

    School Counseling Curriculum:  Lessons and activities designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level.

    • Interdisciplinary curriculum
    • Small-group counseling activities
    • Large-group presentations
    • K-12 classroom instruction


    Individual Student Planning: Coordinating school wide activities that help individual students establish personal goals and make future plans. School Counselors monitor all students’ progress and use these activities to help all students plan and manage their own learning.

    • Course selection information
    • College and career planning
    • Academic goals and interventions
    • Work based learning opportunities


    Responsive Services: Responsive services are designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns.

    • Individual/ small group counseling
    • Personal or family crisis
    • Mental Health-risk assessment
    • Peer mediation
    • Consultation with families and staff


    Collaboration: Working with parents, other educators and the community to support student achievement

    • Teaming with parents and staff to identify student needs and strategies to assist students.
    • Participation on building level and district wide committees.
    • Parent workshops/Informational sessions about student development issues, college application process, financial assistance or academic planning options.


    Consultation: Providing strategies to teachers, parents, other educators or community organizations to support student achievement.

    • Provide information to families to help support academic or social/emotional growth.
    • Sharing resources to support the needs of students.


    Referrals: Directing students and parents to services within the school or community for additional support.

    • Career and College planning tools
    • Behavioral and Mental Health Services
    • Academic support options
    • Community Agencies


    Advisory Council:

    The purpose of the advisory council is to provide feedback on program goals, review program results, make recommendations and advocate for the school counseling program. Council members consist of building administrators, parents, teachers, school counselors, school board members, mental health and higher education professionals.


    Elementary School Counselor Scope of work