Weller Elementary Counseling
Dear Weller Families,
Welcome to the new 2022 - 2023 school year! I am looking forward to working together to 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 5th year at Weller and my 11th year as a school counselor. Fairbanks has been my home for 28 years and I am grateful to have raised my family here. I spend my free time exploring nature through paddling, hiking and skiing throughout Alaska. I also enjoy cooking for my family and friends. I love learning new recipes from all over the world and enjoy learning about other cultures. I am grateful for 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 regularly 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. I will also be facilitating small groups and lunches with students to support their learning and social emotional development.
Working with families to help children be successful academically, socially and emotionally is essential to my role as a school counselor. 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 can be reached at 457-1629 ext. 45007 and via email at email@example.com.
I am excited about the new school year and all the possibilities that lie ahead for our Weller community. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am looking forward to working with your children this year!