Welcome to Ms. Olmstead’s Counselor Corner! I am so happy to be here in Kane County to help our students achieve academic and social success. I have 24 years of teaching experience in preschool through 5th grade, and I have been an elementary school counselor for several years now. I have a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in School Counseling. The Counselor’s Corner provides you with information about the school counseling program and resources. Happy Trails!
School Counseling Program
I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling. I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of students.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
I visit each classroom multiple times throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 20 – 30 minutes and cover topics such as skills for learning, identifying and understanding emotions of self and others, positive character traits, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-6 members and usually meet once a week for several weeks.
Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges.