Weller Elementary Counseling
Dear Weller Families,
Welcome to the new 2020-21 school year! We are certainly beginning the year differently that we ever have before, but together we can create a positive, safe learning experience for your child. As we move forward into the school year, please know that I am here to support your family. For those of you who are new to Weller “Welcome to your new school!” If you are returning to Weller, “Welcome back!” For those who do not know me, I am Carrie Dershin, the school counselor. This is my 3rd year at Weller and my 10th year as a school counselor. Fairbanks has been my home of 26 years and I am grateful to raise my family here. I love exploring through paddling, hiking and skiing throughout Alaska and enjoy cooking for my family and friends. I also love my role at Weller and the opportunities I have to work with students, families, and teachers each day.
As part of the school counseling program, I will be connecting with your student’s class once a week to teach about topics such as social skills, conflict resolution, building positive relationships, healthy lifestyles, personal safety, and study skills. Each grade level is introduced to the topics appropriate to their developmental needs. There will also be an opportunity for some small groups and lunches for meeting new students or addressing student concerns.
Working with families to help children be successful academically, socially and emotionally is very important part of my job. So, if you have specific concerns about your child which may impact their school success, please give a call or email me to set up an appointment. I am can be reached at 457-1629 ext. 45007 I do not answer the phone when I am with a student or classes, so please leave me a voice mail.
I am excited about the new school year and all that possibilities that lie ahead for all of us. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am looking forward to working with your children this year!